Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The proposed cuts include a $1.3 million decrease in funding for Gulf Coast State College - Lloyd Dunkelberger, News Herald

Upset over a $30 million cut in remedial education funding, state-college advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a $1.2 billion portion of the state budget, forcing lawmakers to revamp the spending plan for the 28 colleges. The college advocates say the cuts, which include a $1.3 million decrease in funding for Gulf Coast State College, would have “a devastating impact” on the system and that the loss of remedial services, such as tutoring, would particularly impact the “most vulnerable students,” including students from low-income families, minority students and military veterans. Advocates are circulating a message highlighting their concerns and trying to build pressure on Scott to take action. http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170527/state-college-cuts-spur-calls-for-veto

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