Nothing can be more important in the way of creating more economic opportunity and social mobility for young people than affordable college education. But the crushing burden of student loan debt facing moms, dads, and their sons and daughters is holding too many Floridians back from realizing their full potential.
In 2009, the Republican led Florida legislature slashed the Bright Futures Scholarship Program in half from $436 million to less than $270 million. More than anybody else, minorities were disproportionally impacted by these cuts. As a result, 47% of Hispanic students and 62% of black students not longer qualified for the scholarship the following year.
Tell Tallahassee it's time we restore our future and fully fund the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship! Add your name to become a citizen co-sponsor.