Governor Snyder talks solutions to costly higher education

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – For those who want to be successful, many believe education, especially higher education is a valuable asset needed to reach most goals.

But the cost of reaching those goals has taken a toll. 6 News’ Haley Herzog has what Governor Rick Snyder says we need to do to change that.

Governor Snyder discussed not just the problems with expenses, but the direction students are given or aren’t given while in school.

He says as far as the education system has come, it isn’t where it needs to be.

“We’ve been improving the last few years, but we have more to do.”

On the list of what needs to be done is improving transferring credits and dual enrollment and a cheaper way to be educated without the barriers and rules many universities currently have.

“We shouldn’t let our silos, our areas interfere with someone having a seamless way to get a great education through their entire lifetime. We can do better than that.”

Governor Snyder believes more needs to be done and earlier as well, such as having mentors to help guide students with career options, costs and which skills are required for each field.

And he says the importance of each individual path eventually affects everyone.

“Having more people be successful through a higher education environment is critical to their economic well-being and critical to the economic well-being of our state, our nation and our world.”

The hope is every person can take their own career path and walk in on their first day prepared.

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