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Betty Reed joins chorus in opposition of USF Poly split



State Rep. Betty Reed, D-Tampa, has joined students, faculty, community members and other state leaders in opposing University of South Florida Polytechnic's split from the USF System.

"At this time, an independent Polytech will not help Florida achieve its goal of developing a world-class education system and it would occur at great expense to the University of South Florida and the rest of the university system," said Reed, who serves as the Democratic ranking member of the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee. "We already have all the universities we can handle. The evidence is abundant and clear that an independent USF Poly would be a costly mistake. Despite political pressures, it is simply not a good time to proceed with an independent USF Poly."

The split debate is about to come to a climax, when the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system, meets this week to discuss it.

[Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 2:51pm]


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