Florida Prepaid cost cut means college-stressed parents get rebates
Families across the state got a big surprise Monday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $500 million in cash refunds to those who have used the state-backed Florida Prepaid program to send their kids to college. The price reduction will affect 224,000 accounts dating to 2008, and about 108,000 of those will now be paid in full, DeSantis said. The average payout will be $4,700. More from the Times/Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Why thousands of Florida teachers marched in Tallahassee
The protest, held on the eve of the start of the state Legislature’s 2020 session, aimed to elevate public education into a major issue this session and campaign season: Teacher pay. The teachers union and its allies say a decade of inadequate funding has decimated Florida’s public education system. It cites state statistics that indicate more than 300,000 students started classes last fall without a full-time permanent teacher. More from the Tallahassee Democrat and USA Today.
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