Brindisi address Literacy Coalition about technical diploma

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi spoke to a group of local educators at the Utica Public Library on Friday.

Brindisi was invited by the Literacy Coalition of Herkimer and Oneida Counties to speak at their general meeting. He focused his speech Friday on his effort to give high school students across the state another option when it comes to a diploma.

Besides a regents diploma, Brindisi wants there to be a career and technical education diploma option for students who would like to enter a more manufacturing type of career upon graduation.

He says he hopes to get this legislation passed through both houses in the state capital early next year.

The goal of the Literacy Coalition is to improve the literacy rate not only among kids, but adults. They say more than 11 percent of adults lack basic literacy skills.

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