In today’s economy, it’s a perilous proposition for anyone to ignore the reality that for our youth, the best path to a middle-class job is through college, with a four-year degree a vital way post.It’s imperative that we take steps to recognize the vital role of our public universities in creating college graduates for Michigan and for our state to reinvest in our talented students in a major way.Let’s start with the data.
The only time my father, Bob Hurley Sr., came close to leaving St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., was when coach Pete Gillen offered him a job as an assistant at Xavier in 1985. He and my mom, Christine, flew to Cincinnati, and they brought back real estate brochures for homes in northern Kentucky. Most kids would be in favor of their dad earning a pay raise, a promotion and moving into a bigger house. But my brother, Bobby, and I were crushed.
Former Barnegat star Jason Groome was assigned to Greenville (S.C.) by the Boston Red Sox. (Russ DeSantis | For NJ Advance Media)Former Barnegat High School star Jason Groome, the No. 1 selection of the Boston Red Sox in the 2016 MLB Draft, was assigned to the Class A Greenville (S.C.) Drive of the South Atlantic League. Former Gloucester Catholic ace Mike Shawaryn, also chosen in the 2016 draft, was also assigned to Greenville by the Red Sox. And the N.J. connections don't stop there.