March 21, 2018
Florida lawmakers debate how university performance funding is awarded

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Florida lawmakers debate how university performance funding is awarded

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Florida lawmakers debate how university performance funding is awarded

Florida is taking another look at performance standards for state universities, after supporters of some schools, including Florida A&M University, say they are being shortchanged in a system that denies extra funding to the “bottom three” universities. “All 12 of our state universities deserve an opportunity to flourish, to provide the quality of life experience," says Rep. Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee). "There’s no one-size-fits-all approach in regards to providing high-quality education within the state university system.” Right now, the Senate budget proposes an additional $100 million for the university performance fund, while the House proposes to keep it at the current $245 million level. Full story from WFSU is here. Read more at the Palm Beach Post and the Daily Commercial.

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