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By John Heenan
Political Viewpoint 

On the Road, At Home

Public Education Rules Our Economy


November 8, 2017

I know it. Most Montanans know it. At its core, the strength of Montana’s economy and our way of life relies on the power of a strong public education system. Nowhere is that more clear than on a road trip in Montana. Here is my most recent road trip story.

At Miles Community College, I heard story after story of students attending agriculture programs and then going back to the family farm to substantially increase the farm’s productivity through techniques learned in school.

Young Montanans can earn a two-year degree by age 20 and then they’re instantly making upwards of $40,000...

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