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Legislative committee endorses goal of more post-secondary education

February 10, 2014

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— A Senate committee Monday approved a resolution in support of the Kansas Board of Regents' goal to increase to 60 percent by 2020 the number of Kansans earning a postsecondary degree or certificate.

Currently, approximately 52 percent of Kansans acquire a postsecondary credit.

The measure was sent to the full Senate for consideration with only state Sen. Caryn Tyson, R-Parker, voting against it.

Tyson said a postsecondary education wasn't for everyone and mentioned several examples of people who were successful but never earned a degree.

Senate Committee Chairman Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, said that while there are individuals who achieved great success without a college degree, a degree increases the likelihood of success.

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