The Governor and the man in charge of the state’s higher education system say today’s Martin Luther King, Junior remembrances should be made with education in mind. While many workers have the day off, some state leaders want today’s tribute to Martin Luther King to reflect the emphasis the civil rights leader put on education. Governor Matt Blunt promises to help keep the dream alive through the money the state spends on education. Blunt points to his proposals to increase funding to elementary and secondary schools, to require 65 percent of school money be spent in the classrooms, and to increase higher education dollars this year as examples of that committment. Higher Education Commissioner Gregory Fitch says true equality is achieved when educational opportubities are equal for all. Their remarks came during a recent Martin Luther King birthday celebration.
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