A better future for rural communities starts at the schoolhouse | Brookings Institution


With the exception of the few with prosperous and highly educated parents, students in these localities are almost entirely isolated.

The schools they attend are often competent at teaching basic academic subjects, but students have few mentors to help them understand the broader economy.

Most of their teachers choose to work in remote areas because they want little to do, either personally or professionally, with business or the turbulent city-centered new economy.

Outside the classroom, even job fairs often focus on the economically marginal jobs available locally.

Source: A better future for rural communities starts at the schoolhouse | Brookings Institution

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