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Gov. Scott Wants Colleges to Increase Science and Math Graduates

Colleges will need to produce more science and technology graduates, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s economic agenda released Wednesday. Less than 20 percent of Florida university system graduates earn degrees in science, technology or math — also known as STEM — Scott wrote in a release. That rate of STEM graduates will not fill the […]

Is Florida Ready To Consider Texas Higher Ed Reforms?

Is it possible to evaluate a college professor the same way NFL scouts measure the speed, strength and quickness of college athletes? Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to have that debate. He’s looking to a controversial Texas proposal as a guide. The Texas model has sparked a Lone Star backlash from schools concerned the plan […]

What Are Texas’ Seven College Solutions?

The Texas model is doing to higher education what the Florida model did for K-12, at least according to supporters of the seven-point reform plan. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has been passing the plan around to higher education officials and has tentatively signaled his support in interviews. The reforms are a hallmark of Republican […]

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