Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor is traveling the state, urging eighth graders to sign up for the Wisconsin Covenant. The program seeks to get kids into higher education.
In Rhinelander, Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton told students education is necessary to have good job prospects. She says every student should have some form of post-high school education if they want to have a family supporting job.
Under the Wisconsin Covenant, eighth grade students agree to maintain good grades, stay out of trouble, take courses to prepare for college, and apply for financial aid. In return, the state will help ensure college access to Wisconsin institutions of higher learning. The Covenant also guarantees access to financial aid packages.
More than 75,000 students have a chance to sign the agreement between now and mid-September.