Career move

We applaud the plan Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday to provide $20.5 million in new funding for career and technical education in the state?s elementary and high schools.

The plan would be paid for partly with funding from the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas State Department of Education?s proposed budgets. The training is intended to reverse a decline of more than 25 percent?from about 14,000 in 2008 to fewer than 9,300 last year?of Kansas students who enroll in and graduate from post-high school courses in career fields such as welding, auto and aircraft mechanics, information technology and health care. The number of students who complete the courses and receive certifica??tion in their respective fields has dropped even further, Brown?back said.

Not all students are cut out for college. We believe the governor?s plan is worth considering to support the many students gifted with technical skills that keep our world?and theirs?moving forward. These students are the lifeblood of our small communities. ?DR

More from Hillsboro Free Press
League swimming (week of July 16)
SWIMMING 2008 MKL Championship Meet July 12 at Lindsborg Hillsboro, Marion and...
Read More