FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/22/13) – The following is a statement from Governor Steve Beshear regarding the recent passing of the Graduation Bill.
“I applaud the committee's repeated support of the graduation bill, and I appreciate sponsor Rep. Jeff Greer's continued efforts to move this bill forward.
Kentucky needs an educated, highly trained workforce, and we can't have that if we tell kids it's okay to drop out at 16. They lose their best opportunity at a productive future because they will likely earn less than their peers who graduate, and are more likely to find themselves on welfare or in prison. I look forward to continuing conversations with both the House and the Senate on this issue, and call on our legislators to pass this bill to keep our kids in school.”
Information provided by Gov. Steve Beshear
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