We all love Bob Graham, and he’s serious about higher education. He’s founded a new school at the University of Florida, and he’s even suing the legislature to force them to allow the Board of Governors to set tuition.
Why? Because he’s afraid that the legislature will use the tuition increases to lower their funding of universities from the general fund.
It could become almost a narcotic to cover up the real problems by shifting more of the total cost of education to students while the state does not keep up its end of the bargain
Charlie’s staff says the legislature has agreed not to pull a bait and switch. But, with a $2.3 billion dollar deficit and people like Ray Sansom running things in Tallahassee — Graham seems more likely to be right.