And proposes making up the difference by charging non-STEM majors more!
First of all, it's an idiotic notion that students will choose their major based on cost and not interest.
Secondly, why should students who will potentially be making less in their chosen fields post-graduation be forced to pay more for tuition than those who will be making more post-graduation?
Thirdly, part of the reason FSU wanted tuition flexibility was because STEM majors just cost more than non-STEM. It costs more for all of that lab equipment and other materials. It seems awfully un-Republican to force others to pay for your own costs.
The ONLY thing this task force gets right is that the university should be free to set tuition rates of different majors to accommodate the inherent costs of teaching those students.
Perhaps if the Governor didn't just spend tens of millions on an unnecessary new public university, that money would be available to offset the cost of STEM majors.
Fine, apparently this means nothing to you all (no, I don't say y'all, excuse me).
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Seems like it would be easier to just say y'all than have to explain yourself everytime.
As for the Scott proposal, it is absolutely ridiculous, and I do not see how he will get any support for this. First, he vetoes the Academic Excellence and National Preeminence Act and now he will try to bring less revenue to the research Universities in the state?