The Rural Higher-Education Crisis

Jon Marcus, Matt Krupnick, The Atlantic, Sept 27, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article describes the disinclination of people in rural communities to continue on to higher education. It also notes the disdain toward rural people on campus. Going to school in Calgary, I didn't feel that, though it might have been different in Toronto or New York. When I lived there all of Calgary felt rural (in a sense it still does, which for me is one of its most attractive features). I grew up in a rural community, and I ive in one now, though I commute to the city. And I've always been happiest when living where I can see the land. Rural communities once were prosperous, and with advanced tehnology, they will be again. Either way, it's where I choose to live.

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