In an effort to keep tuition costs down, Gov. Scott plans to tie state universities’ money to how well they do on helping students get a job.
On Friday night Governor Rick Scott met with leaders of Florida’s teachers union for the first time since taking office.
In the final hours of the legislative session Florida lawmakers approved an education budget which slashes the amount schools receive from the state by nearly 8 percent, or $542 per student.
Broward teachers and students joined together to hold a “respect” protest outside of the Broward Teacher’s Union building Thursday.
The Florida Senate is set to cut pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade by 6.57 percent, or roughly a drop of $447.25 in per-student from the current school’s budget.