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Mon November 26, 2012
Gov. Scott Proposes $10,000 Degree Challenge
Governor Rick Scott is challenging state colleges (or community colleges) to offer students a $10,000 bachelor's degree.
Scott wants higher education to be more affordable and for graduates to able to find a job.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Scott made his announcement this morning at the St. Petersburg College in Clearwater. SPC is the first of 28 state colleges to take on the challenge.
"Every business has to figure out how to make itself more efficient. They have to use technology, they have to use the internet, they have to do things like that. So we can do the same thing with our state colleges," Scott said to Bay News 9.
Gov. Scott is following Gov. Rick Perry's footsteps in Texas. Perry proposed the same challenge in 2011. To date, 10 institutions in Texas have taken up the challenge.