“would restrict the state’s Bright Futures Scholarship dollars to students who choose a college major from a list of approved programs of study”
The idea here is that scholarship funding shouldn’t go to majors that don’t lead to paying jobs. If this was a national policy, the higher ed bubble would be a heck of a lot smaller.
Campus Reform reports:
‘Woke’ majors could be in trouble under Florida bill
Florida students who choose “woke” majors that lack workforce applications may be facing higher tuition bills, pending the outcome of a bill currently in the state Senate.
The bill would restrict the state’s Bright Futures Scholarship dollars to students who choose a college major from a list of approved programs of study dictated by the Board of Governors and Board of Education. The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on March 16 and is now headed to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, which is set to consider the proposal next week.
In the bill’s first iteration, students whose fields of study are not on the approved list would have their scholarships limited to a maximum of 60 credit hours, or around half of a typical four-year degree. But WKMG-TV reported that the Senate has revised the bill so that scholarships for disfavored majors wouldn’t be cut, just decreased by a set amount per student.
The Board of Governors and State Board of Education would be required to publish annually a list of “career certificate and undergraduate and graduate degree programs that they determine lead directly to employment.” Students in those programs who meet the scholarship requirements would continue to receive state scholarship dollars, but students in other programs would not enjoy the same access to that pool of funding.
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