to college they sure act differently. Take for example the changes to the Dual
Enrollment laws, which stripped funding from the districts and will effectively
end many kids opportunities.
couple that with how prepaid college plan and bright futures get more difficult
and Florida has really shown its true colors about kids going to college
working class families have been dramatically altered here in Florida. The Sun
Sentinel is saying that the pre-paid college enrollment fund Florida Prepaid used to provide a cheap and simple way to
save money for college, but these days it’s more complicated.
has quadrupled since 2006. At the same time, the costs of college tuition have
become difficult to predict, with prices increasing 15 percent some years and
Futures aren’t so bright, from the Fort Meyers press; Florida’s scholarship program for
high-achieving students once covered 100 percent of tuition for top scholars.
budget cutbacks and too many smart students, however, have turned Bright
Futures into a shell of its former self. Now, the best a student can do is get
about half of the tuition covered by Bright Futures, which is funded through
the Florida Lottery.
Florida really had one of
the best systems around but after years of cuts it is a shade of its former
self. These are three programs that really helped out a lot of poor and middle
class families and now they won’t. I don’t call that progress and it is just
more proof that Florida pays lip service to the importance of higher education.