How do we keep our recent job growth success going? One way is by giving more kids a chance to earn technical or college degrees. All the data says we’ll need more workers with an education beyond high school in the years ahead and that they will make and work more over their careers than those with just a high school degree.
But in Michigan, we’ve made it harder for kids to get the education they need. We went from being a Top Ten to a Bottom Ten state for college affordability over the past decade due to a dramatic decline in state support. The result was a cost shift to students and parents at a time when they could least afford it.
The state began modestly reinvesting in college education the past two years. This year, Governor Snyder proposed a 6% increase that would keep tuition at or below the rate of inflation. BLM strongly supports the Governor’s proposal and urges you to call your legislator and ask them to do the same. Nothing could better help us fill the jobs of the future.