New Florida Bill Would Reshape College SystemJanuary 11, 2018 |
by Jimena Tavel
A Florida Senate bill that could alter public college education funding was introduced on Tuesday, the first day of the state’s 2018 legislative session.
The bill (https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/00540), which would place enrollment caps on four-year programs in state colleges, is a new version of another bill that passed last year and was vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott. College presidents across the state are raising concerns about some parts of the bill, including the stricter standards it would set for institution funding and the renaming of state colleges as community colleges.