“Rural students are far less likely to go to college than their urban and suburban counterparts, and they’re less likely to finish once they start.” NYT Mag (gift article for ND readers): The Tragedy of America’s Rural Schools. (If rural Americans and inner city Americans ever realized they were victims of the exact same systemic unfairness and got together to demand changes, it would be a remarkable political force. That’s why some politicians are so dedicated to keeping them apart, and keeping them hating on each other. The hate is by design.)