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‘Rural Brain Drain’ Turns Small Towns Into Ghost Towns

Sep 22, 2009
For those die-hard bicoastal types who view much of America's heartland as flyover territory, the phenomenon of "rural brain drain," as The Chronicle of Higher Education calls the ongoing migration of younger generations from the country's small towns, probably doesn't seem terribly troubling -- but the Chronicle makes the case for why this mass exodus may constitute a national crisis.