Florida Pricing Higher Education Beyond Reach of Floridians? And What's Causing Algae Outbreaks in Florida?
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Coming up today well talk about corporations trying to make it easier to pollute Floridaâs freshwater rivers, lakes and springs. Weâll also talk about the burden of the high cost of education here in Florida. But first, two listener comments about yesterdayâs program. Yesterday we talked about the militarization and heavy surveillance that accompanied the Republican National Convention four years ago in St. Paul Minnesota. Hereâs what two listeners had to say:
Some listener comments about yesterdayâs program. Our next guest says Floridaâs water ways are endangered and Tallahassee and Washington are moving in the wrong direction when it comes to protecting Floridaâs amazing freshwaters.The Silver River near Ocala, the Caloosahatchee in Fort Myers, the Indian River on Floridaâs east coast and the Santa Fe near Gainesville are the best examples of what Tallahassee and Washington are failing to do. David Guest is the managing attorney for Earthjustice. He joins us now by phone.
David Guest is managing attorney with Earthjusticeâ¦..
During the last three years state funding for higher education funding per student decreased 40 percent, according to a new report by national public policy center Demos and the Florida-based Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP). As a result, Floridian families now spend 25% of median income on the cost of just one year of attendance at a public four-year college.
This new report, is called âFloridaâs Great Cost Shift" warns that more cuts to higher education will cripple Floridaâs middle classâ¦.
Weâre joined now by one of the co-authorâs of the study- Bruce Nissen.comments powered by Disqus