04/01/19 -- HCS HB 456 -- Creates a STEM diploma endorsement

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 456
Bill Purpose: 
Creates a STEM diploma endorsement
Date of Vote: 
04/01/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS HB 456, introduced by Representative Jim Neeley (Republican - District 8) creates a STEM diploma endorsement for students who demonstrate a mastery in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and math.  Proponents of the bill suggest that employers in such areas might consider this endorsement when evaluating a potential new hire.

I'm not inclined to think that many employers or students will find this useful in the real world.  That said, it is a generally harmless idea, so I'm willing to give it a shot.