Introduced by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. (R) on March 22, 2006, to allow students who have completed two years of high school to enroll full-time in a state college or university, including a community college, with the state paying up to 50 percent of what it would have paid to the student’s public high school for his or her per-pupil foundation grant.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on March 22, 2006.
Reported in the House on April 25, 2006, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. (R) on June 29, 2006. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 29, 2006.
1) you've discovered my plan by Anonymous Citizen on May 17, 2006 Oh no! You've figured it out. Use the power of education to turn all states red! ;-)
2) It Sounds Like... by Anonymous Citizen on April 27, 2006 you want them to be part of the "evil rich" that create all the jobs, pay most of the tax bill and invent stuff that makes all our lives easier. How dare you. Socialism is about dragging everyone down to the lowest common denominator, you should know this by now. If all the kids got smart, who would vote for the democrats?
3) Funding?? by Anonymous Citizen on April 27, 2006 Funding for gifted education in Michigan has been cut 90% in the past 4 years, sacrificed on the altar of general education. Dual enrollment helps, but the students still have to exhaust local options first. Since we're not supplying anything for gifted students in HS, why not let them move on to college? These kids are going to be creating jobs. Let's help them succeed.