Opinion: Did lawmakers kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?

| April 27, 2015

April 23, 2015 • By Alan L. Storm • Arizona Capital Times

Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs) bolster the economy, not just in Arizona, but across the nation. Premier career and technical education (CTE) programs improve high school student achievement, dramatically reduce drop-out rates, and create skilled workers who are prepared to fill almost half the jobs in this country that are middle-skill positions.

Middle-skill jobs pay well and provide the infrastructure for critical economic sectors, such as manufacturing, energy, aerospace, and construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that these jobs will remain in high demand as more than 70 million middle-skill workers are projected to retire over the next decade.

Tough economic times called for a tough legislative session in Arizona. In the whirlwind budget process, did legislators kill Arizona’s goose that lays the golden eggs?

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