Governor wants most Arizona students to earn more than a high school diploma. Please see related story here

| September 21, 2016

By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Capitol Times

Saying it’s critical to fill the jobs of the future, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to have 60 percent of Arizonans earning something more than a high school diploma by 2030.

“A 21st century economy requires a 21st century skill set,” Ducey told a gathering to launch the program. “In less than five years, nearly 70 percent of all jobs will require more than a high school diploma.”

But the governor proposed no new funding.

“We’re thrilled to set this goal,” Ducey told reporters afterwards, suggesting the question of money is premature.

“We’re at 42 percent today,” he explained of the number of Arizonans who go on beyond high school. “Nothing focuses the mind and the resources like setting that goal.”

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