Now that I think about it, I think I just felt a little insulted by the governor's comments. There were several different newspapers that published that article, so I'm sure there were many people who don't know much about the profession who read it. To me, it just reinforced the ideas that the general public has (at least where I live) which are A) Nurses are barely educated. B) The education requirements for nursing are undemanding, just as the occupation itself. C) Nurses are lucky to get paid as much as they do because- see A and B.
I don't think it is feasible, but a few people I have talked to (non-nurses) think it is a great idea to help kids stay in school. Only time will tell and I'm pretty sure this won't come to pass, but just the thought of it concerned me.