Florida’s ChoiceJanuary 30, 2018 |
by Eric Barton
Imagine you alone get to decide the fate of higher education in Florida.
Maybe you’d keep it as is, with 28 state colleges serving a majority of students, even though universities get four times the money that they do. The state colleges—once called community colleges—would continue to take in most of the state’s minority and poor students. The colleges would train them to start careers in things like nursing, robotics, cybersecurity and aviation. A couple years later, they’d also send many of them on to the state’s 12 universities.