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Big schools can mean isolation, opportunity

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Are schools getting too big and impersonal?  

April 27, 1999
Web posted at: 12:47 p.m. EDT (1647 GMT)

(CNN) -- Schools have become bigger in recent decades, meaning students have more opportunities, such as specialized classes and activities.

But is the trend a wise one? Big schools can also make students feel isolated, lost and frustrated, which some say may partly explain the school shooting in Colorado.

Chicago Bureau Chief Jeff Flock spoke with students, educators and experts in suburban Chicago, and presents a lesson in Big School 101.

VIDEO REPORT
Columbine High School has a lot of students. Do large schools have more violence? CNN's Jeff Flock investigates. (April 27)
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