Students Walk for Higher Ed Funding
Students at Minnesota State University-Mankato just finished a 97 mile walk to the state capitol aimed at urging lawmakers to adequately fund higher education. After arriving at the state capitol, the students hand delivered invitations to legislators asking them to come to an open forum on funding for higher education in the fall.
The walk was led by the incoming president of Mankato’s Student Association, Tom Williams. Williams stressed that funding for higher education should be a priority to ensure business growth in the state.
Williams told the Savage Pacer that “I firmly believe you won’t have small businesses, you won’t have innovation, you won’t have new technology without higher education. There’s job creation when workers are laid off and they seek out the colleges and universities to be retrained.”
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