Miller began his presentation by citing the golden rule — do unto others — as the basis for the world’s main religious faiths and as the backdrop for new proposed legislation.
The first new program Miller discussed was the “Cradle to College” Commission.
“Unfortunately,” Miller said, “too often college education is getting to be unaffordable.”
The commission, created by Miller and Secretary of State Trey Grayson in June 2004, is examining a form of financial aid where Kentucky children are provided with a college-savings account from their day of birth.
“We think it is an experiment worth trying,” Miller said.
According to the Cradle to College Web site, the accounts “would be funded so that families could afford at least a community or technical college education.”
It is not, however, something for nothing.
“We want it to reflect the value of responsibility,” Miller said. He said those who wish to cash in their account would be required to perform a year of community or military service in Kentucky.
According to the Cradle to College Web site, there will be additional incentives for those “who pursue lower-paying, but socially beneficial professions” like teaching, law enforcement or the military.
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