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Robert Goforth on Education

 

 


My strong public education overcame childhood poverty

I am a product of strong public education, and were it not for the educational opportunities that were available to me, I would have never overcome the soul-crushing poverty of my childhood to achieve the American dream. I empathize with the plights of thousands upon thousands of my fellow Kentuckians because I am one of them.

I was raised by a single mom in the kind of situation where a hot meal and a roof over our heads was not always a sure thing. I had to drop out of high school to support my family, but I earned my GED and learned discipline serving as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army. After the Army, I worked in a factory until I suffered a major back injury that sidelined me from that kind of work. The doctor who treated me encouraged me to do something else with my life, so I decided to pursue a long-forgotten dream and I enrolled at the University of Kentucky as a 23-year old freshman.

Source: MSN.com on 2019 Kentucky governor's race , May 10, 2019

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