The Cuts In Education Spending.
Some of the rust belt states, controlled by Republican governors, have cut the money spent on junior colleges and universities. The last presidential election really drove home that the rust belt states are struggling. A lot of people are out of work across the United States. The prior job base occupations have disappeared for blue collar workers. The new reality is people may need to be retrained. The businesses that once populated the rust belt are gone. More technical skilled workers are required as our economy moves away from a blue collar work force and toward technical skilled jobs. Current workers in the rust belt may need to be retrained. To place reeducation out of the economic reach of these workers is simply awful.