Education is key! If the public education is sub-standard the high school grads have less than standard reading and math levels, factories will find a better well to draw those employees from. Look at Rowan County, look near Morehead University and you will find employment with higher stating wages.<quoted text>
Are you from southeastern Kentucky? Our own part of the state proves you wrong about jobs and low-income. The counties east of Laurel for decades have been on the national list of the 100 poorest counties in the nation. One, Owsley, is listed as the number one poorest county anywhere in America. In southeastern Kentucky it's families, not teens in entry level jobs, living on $7.25 per hour, due to a lack in other jobs. Do you see enough, or any, manufacturing factories in places like Leslie? And this part of Kentucky is not the only place in the nation like this.
If The school system turns out a student who cannot understand technical instruction...those future employees witll be stuck flipping burgers into their 40's and 50's. I was here for part of my education...I was lucky to finish elsewhere, and then vocational/technical school and onward and upward to college. I was accepted at MIT, but could not afford it...and there's that family thing. The USMC helps with my educational cost, and loans help with the rest.