Gov. Rick Scott says he wants more majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the STEM fields. His Blue Ribbon Task Force on Higher Education Reform recently recommended achieving this goal by charging non-STEM students more. The task force report called this "differ ... Continue Reading →
In addition to not understanding that college education is more than an apprenticeship, the Governor's policy if implemented, may very well have adverse effects on students quality of life as well as their professional careers. ... Continue Reading →
Friday, 16 Nov 2012, Noon to 1:15 pm at Turlington Plaza, UF Campus—UF Graduate Assistants United and Gainesville Area Students for a Democratic Society will hold a joint press conference to discuss the finalized recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) to reform higher ... Continue Reading →
Now that election season is over, we can enjoy a well-deserved break from campaign ads and political mailers. But remember, casting a ballot is the beginning, not the end, of the democratic process. Remaining involved is key to keeping elected officials accountable, especially in matt ... Continue Reading →
Down in Florida, a task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would allow the state's public universities to start charging undergraduates different tuition rates depending on their major. Students would get discounts for studyin ... Continue Reading →
[T]here’s no reason to think this would help Florida economically. If the state wants to align higher education with the needs of business, it should take a look at surveys of employers, who indicate, year after year, that what they most want from college grads is "the ability to effe ... Continue Reading →
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