ERIC Number: ED343730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
There Are No Subways in Lickingville: Metropolitan Models Don't Work for Rural People.
This book presents an overview of the problems facing rural America and offers solutions at the national, state, and local levels. The combination of public lack of awareness and metropolitan-centered authority has created a view of rural America and its people that is contrary to both the data and actual living conditions. Rural education has been plagued primarily by limited financial resources. The needs in rural areas are national in scope and therefore require national solutions. Some possible solutions are: (1) to encourage local congressmen and U.S. senators to join congressional rural organizations; (2) to establish a presidentially-appointed blue ribbon committee to study the problems of rural America; (3) to establish a cabinet-level post for rural affairs; (4) to establish a national scholarship program for teachers to teach in rural areas; (5) to provide research grants to study rural problems; (6) to gather the captains of industry to listen to the advantages of investing in rural America; and (7) to create a national rural leadership center. State efforts could include: (1) entrepreneurship programs; (2) regional cooperation; (3) equalization of school resources; (4) research on effective rural schools; (5) distance education; and (6) school-based enterprises. Local efforts could include community-school collaboration and business-education partnerships. The book contains a bibliography of 30 references. (KS)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Financial Problems, National Programs, Public Policy, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Population, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Urban Differences, Stereotypes, Tax Effort
Riverview Intermediate Unit, R.D.2 Greencrest Drive, Shippenville, PA 16254 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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