FitzGerald proposes college savings accounts for Ohio kindergartners

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Every Ohio kindergartener would get $100 for a college savings account and current college students would get about $160 million more in state financial aid under a higher education plan rolled out this afternoon by Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for governor.

“There is a crisis in higher education and anybody that’s trying to get a higher education knows it,” he said during a press conference on the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Spring Street on the campus of Columbus State Community College.

“This isn’t a mystery of why we are suffering from these problems in our state, because we are one of the worse states in the country now in terms of actually making investments in higher education, and the result is predictable.”

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