Despite these challenges don't start writing rural America's epitaph quite yet. New opportunities are emerging in a rural America primed by resurgences in rural higher education.
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The lie that health care reform would hurt rural communities has been one to which progressives and moderates have been slow to respond, perhaps because there have been so many myths and distortions to keep us busy.
Rural communities are hit even harder by the tough economy, especially when it comes to jobs, yet we fail to invest equitably in their economic health.
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