The South is famous for its bayous, BBQ, and bourbon. It's less well known for its rural education. Our guest tells us why.
Rural schools in the United States face an abundance of problems: budget cuts, shrinking enrollments, teacher shortages, poor internet.
Nowhere is that more true than in the South. In states like Alabama and Mississippi, around half of all public schools are located in rural areas.
Mader joins host Stephen Smith to talk about how rural schools in the South are dealing with these issues.