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Why the demise of field trips is bad news

from The Atlantic

In Watertown, New York, the local school district recently debated scaling back field trips for students, with administrators citing the cost of providing transportation and chaperones — money that instead needs to be devoted to more purely academic endeavors. "The issue right now for us, mostly, is the fact that we don't really pay for field trips unless they're very, very tied into the curriculum," Superintendent Terry Fralick said at an October meeting of the Watertown school board. more

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