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Florida Lawmakers Seek Limit on BA Programs

by Rowan Moore Gerety

Florida’s community colleges, now called state colleges, can offer more than an associate’s degree: students don’t necessarily have to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree. However, one bill lawmakers will debate this session—SB 374—introduced by Dorothy Hukill, R-Brevard-Volusia, would limit upper-level courses at state colleges.

WLRN’s Rowan Moore Gerety spoke with Brian Peterson, a retired history professor who taught at Florida International University (FIU). He thinks we should move in the opposite direction.

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