Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives Brian C. Bosma, alongside a dozen of his House Republican colleagues, announced that House Republican Agenda this week. The agenda focuses on making Indiana stronger state for future generations on three key concepts: financial security for future generations, bridging the skills gap, and providing support to classroom teachers.
Bosma said every parent hopes for their children to be better off than their own generation, but for the first time in history, the majority of Americans believe that the next generation will not enjoy a quality of life better than their parents.
She said the two most important ways to improve life of the next generation are through the creation of high-wage jobs and a realistic education to prepare students for the workforce. She also noted that House Republicans are spearheading the concept that the state must live within its means.
According to the Indiana Vision 2025 report published by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, more than 930,000 Hoosiers lack even the most basic skills to flourish in today’s economy. By 2018, it is estimated that 55 percent of jobs in the state will require some post-secondary education, but only one-third of our current working-age Hoosiers have an associate’s degree or higher.