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Poll: Florida should treat all students the same



From the Buzz:

Gov. Rick Scott can't seem to read the Florida electorate right these days. His latest suggestions for treating different colleges and students differently on education reform are unpopular, even more unpopular than he is, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters. Also unpopular are the Board of Education ideas to give students of different races different achievement goals.

Here's the release:

Florida voters are dead-set against a series of recommendations made by state officials regarding education, with the largest opposition, 71 – 7 percent, against a plan to set different achievement goals for students of different races, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Registered voters also strongly oppose, 66 – 26 percent, charging lower tuition to college students who major in subjects such as math, science, engineering and computers that lead to higher-paying jobs, and higher tuition for liberal arts majors, considered less employable, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Voters also oppose, 73 – 16 percent, the idea of allowing some public universities dubbed as “preeminent” to charge higher tuition that other state colleges. 

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[Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 9:28am]


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