Gov. Rick Scott is campaigning for reelection by campaigning for low university tuition, but he is part of the higher education problem in Florida.
The governor has tried to bully Florida’s universities into forgoing tuition increases, so he can claim that he’s keeping higher education affordable. After vetoing a 3 percent statewide increase, he complained Friday when Florida State University trustees approved a cost-of-living tuition increase. “It’s ridiculous how much tuition has gone up in the past five years,” said Gov. Scott. “Families are struggling.”
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