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Remote rural schools need more hands-on help

CAMPO, Colo. — On the lengthy drive south, because the land on the horizon turned from mottled inexperienced to dusty brown, the school professor’s Subaru carried 4 cartons of doughnuts, two luggage of contemporary produce and a bin of youngsters’s books.

All of it was destined for rural faculties. It could be a drive of almost 4 hours from the outskirts of Denver to a sparsely populated nook of Colorado the place the flat skyline bleeds into Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas. It’s a visit that Robert Mitchell has been making as soon as per week for 5 years, arriving on a Monday, sleeping over within the domestically owned, $55-a-night Starlite Motel in Springfield, then turning the automobile north to return residence two days later to his spouse and son.

Except you’ve been to Campo, and met the individuals on this city of 103 residents, it’s laborious to think about why anybody would endure that drive.

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