Governor Daniels Discusses Improving Higher Education

Fighting the brain drain was the goal of a roundtable discussion today at IUSB.

Governor Mitch Daniels met with several students this afternoon in South Bend.

They talked about a variety of topics, including the economy and state government.

The most important topic was how to improve higher education in Indiana.

Daniels says most students he talks to want to stay in the state after graduation.

They say there are not jobs available to meet their needs. "We need, of course, not just the number of jobs. We need jobs that pay at a higher rate. And we need a much wider variety of jobs," says Governor Daniels.

To make sure students stay in the state after graduation, Governor Daniels came up two scholarship programs, the Hoosier Hope and world class scholar fund.

Both would be financed through the privatization of the Hoosier lottery.

It is a proposal that is still making its way through the Indiana Legislature.


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