Census details poverty, low education in Eastern Kentucky
Kentucky has 13 counties, mostly in the eastern part of the state, whose median household incomes are below $25,000 - including Owsley County, which also has the nation's smallest percentage of bachelor's degrees, new U.S. Census Bureau data shows.
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#1 Dec 15, 2010
Having a bachelor's degree does not make a person a good citizen or qualified for a job. What is important is a good, sound elementary and secondary education with guidance for the students into a job that suits their abilities and interest. Mama and Papa may be satisfied to exist on some type of welfare, but they need to strongly encourage their children to pursue an education with the goal of getting a good job. Community and Technical Colleges that are located throughout the state can provide excellent training and skill development which lead to employment. Not all, but many Americans have become fat, lazy and complacent when it comes to service and accepting responsibility to themselves, family and country.
#2 Dec 15, 2010
Ace Pilot BNBG talkin" tough and true!
#3 Dec 15, 2010
You people need to wake up and realize that your going to work a low paying fast food job unless you graduate from High School and College, until East KY residents get some motivation and do that things aren't going to change
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