June 20, 2014
States with large rural populations are launching strategies to encourage more kids to go to college by making it easier to earn college credit while they're still in high school
Andrew Koricich, a professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, says the attention to building an educated workforce in rural areas is critical to the nation's future.
"These places are really important for the rest of the nation to thrive," he says. "We can't build power plants in Manhattan."