recent editorial questions the merits of building new schools in remote, suburban locations as opposed to building or improving facilities in more central areas. The author contends that new schools, though cheaper to build in suburban areas, create hidden costs by encouraging sprawl, traffic congestion, and pollution. Additionally, suburban schools prevent most students from walking to school and require parents to spend more time chauffeuring their children. To learn more about the effects of school locations, and what can be done to encourage the renovation of existing center-city schools, visit
from Southern Compass

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