Or at least, that's one of the conclusions that might be haunting Boise State president Bob Kustra.
In his October "dear friends" letter that was sent to thousands of his dear friends, Kustra frets about Idaho's lousy placement among states when it comes to sending kids on to higher education.
"Idaho ranks dead last," Kustra said.
Here's the paragraph:
"In spite of Boise States annual setting of statewide enrollment
records, our work in support of the regions economy could be
undermined by another, quite disturbing trend: Idaho isnt keeping
pace with other states in luring its young adults to higher education.
In fact, Idaho ranks dead last in the nation with just 26 percent of
its 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college, according to the National
Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and its 2006 Measuring Up
report. Michigan and Connecticut lead the nation with 42 percent."