DEADLINE: before Tuesday, March 23 at 10:30 am ET
Despite significant public opposition, SB 86 (Baxley) Student Financial Aid is moving to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Tuesday, March 23 at 10:30 am ET. Please contact the Senators on that committee before Tuesday and ask them to OPPOSE this myopic bill.
This bill wants to limit Bright Futures Scholarships to those high-performing students who major in "approved" fields of study that lead directly to jobs after graduation, as determined annually by the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education.
This bill is a kick in the teeth to those parents and students who have the right to be proud of their K-12 educational achievements over many years, only to learn that now the Republican Legislature wants to yank the rug out from under them financially.
This year the Republican-controlled Legislature not only wants to implode our K-12 public school system, it also wants to limit higher education access and opportunities to its citizens.
This bill will certainly result in a "brain drain" to other states should some of our brightest liberal arts students decide to leave for colleges where they are appreciated with offers of better financial aid packages.
One new tidbit of info is that Governor DeSantis indicated he is NOT in favor of this bill. So feel free to also include that as a reason the following Senators should kill this bill now.
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, contact info:
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