State/National News

Florida Takes Low Road on Higher Education



Editorial
Tampa Bay Times
Published Friday, June 22, 2012

The sorry spectacle of Florida’s Board of Governors haggling over tuition increases like used car salesmen was sobering. It showed just how much damage Gov. Rick Scott’s pinched view of higher education has inflicted in such a short time. For a governor who claims he wants higher education to serve as an economic engine for the state, he’s setting the wrong priorities and reducing what could be a world-class university system to a widget factory for bachelor’s degrees. That doesn’t serve students, Florida taxpayers or the state’s economy.

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