Attention Catcher

From one of the colleges I passed through after high school; the Western Courier starts out with this statement which seem to be the total focus of this particular governor.  Catching attention.

 Governor Rod Blagojevich caught the attention of his supporters, critics and college students when he delivered his annual State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Illinois is broke.  But he has some expensive suggestions for all.  Interesting thing is that even the recipients of some of these throw outs aren’t crazy about the ideas.  Reading the professors’ feedback, they’re concerned that they’ll be pressured to hand out A’s and B’s or have a student lose their $1,000 credit. Wonder how homeschoolers figure into this?  Hope they don’t.  And then there’s always this:

 We’ve increased education funding by $2.3 billion. We have made early childhood education a priority and we have put our money where our mouth is. We’ve expanded funding for pre-school by 50 percent," Blagojevich said in his address.

Despite what his critics and even those in his own party have said, the governor’s proposals will go before the State Senate.

Yep, afraid that’s true .  Wonder what Mr. Raoul or the other sponsors for reducing the compulsory attendance age last spring are up to?  A trip or two to Springfield certainly prove this as a real issue despite the nay saying of homeschoolers. 


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