I believe we need to set an expectation for every child in Montana to graduate from high school. In today's global economy, a quality education is the key to economic prosperity for our young people.
That's why I launched Graduation Matters Montana, a statewide effort to ensure that Montana's public schools are meeting the goal of graduating more students ready for college and careers. As students, parents, educators, business owners and taxpayers, we cannot ignore the long-term consequences of individuals not graduating from high school.
As Montanans, we need to work together and share in the accountability of graduating more students from high school.