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Response to Recursion (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:37 PM

11. Good luck with that.

My county was the poorest in the state, with a median household income of $26,000.

Most of the kids already leave- they recently consolidated two high schools into one, and it's still only ~60% used.

One of my cousins is the only person from my age peers that I know who still lives there. He got a job working for the state.

Moving as a kid going to college is a hell of a lot easier than moving a family with kids, especially when your job suitability is limited outside of mining.

I feel for them, but glib responses like, "Well move, then." aren't terribly helpful, nor does it demonstrate an understanding of the situation.

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