My daughter has joined the growing number of Michigan college graduates who are leaving the state because the only place they can find jobs is in other parts of the country. She and her husband moved to Iowa, where she will begin a teaching job in August.
She joins thousands of other Michigan college graduates who aren’t staying in their home state after they receive their college degrees.
So much for Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s goal of increasing the number of college graduates in Michigan to revive the state’s economy. While the number of college graduates has increased from 38,615 in 2004 to 41,250 in 2008, the number of students leaving the state has wiped out those gains.
In fact, a 2007 survey of Michigan college graduates showed half of them left the state within a year.
What's so "progressive" about brain drain?