Good article on a bad situation. Progressive people are going to have to learn how to talk to republican supporters — just being partisan or resisting won’t change things. Where I live in Alberta Canada, the provincial government took a big cut to post-secondary education a few years back. Even though we were in an oil boom at that time and there were other jobs available, all those trained and talented people left for steadier jobs elsewhere. And aren’t coming back no matter what the offers are.
All of America is headed towards a minimal talent, minimal skills society and it won’t matter who’s “fault it was.”