All posts tagged “educational attainment

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The new donut

Years ago Aaron Renn coined an urban paradigm that he labeled “the new donut.” The old donut, of course, is one that many of you will know well: poor downtown (hole in the donut) and wealthy suburbs (ring around the hole in the donut). This is… Read More

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Rural America is the new inner city

There’s an argument going around these days that rural America is the new inner city. That is, rural America has replaced inner cities as the geographies facing the greatest socioeconomic challenges.  In fact, it’s time for the stigma associated with the term “inner city” to disappear –… Read More