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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:03 PM

You will never believe what someone is proposing for a Florida college scholarship


Lawmaker proposes dramatic changes to Bright Futures scholarships

A bill filed Wednesday in the Florida House would make drastic changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program.

The measure, filed by a legislator representing Citrus and Hernando counties, would force students to pay back their scholarship money if they take jobs in other states after graduation.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Jimmie Smith, R-Lecanto, wrote that the provision is meant to encourage college graduates to remain in Florida and work. But some education leaders and students are raising concerns about a plan that would penalize students for circumstances, such as job availability, that are often beyond their control.

Florida lawmakers have been debating reforms to the state-funded, merit-based Bright Futures program. But changes in recent years have largely centered on student eligibility.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-florida-bright-futures-scholarship-changes-20121212,0,4687130.story

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Reply You will never believe what someone is proposing for a Florida college scholarship (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 OP
FLyellowdog Dec 2012 #1
DirkGently Dec 2012 #5
Mariana Dec 2012 #7
DirkGently Dec 2012 #10
FLyellowdog Dec 2012 #14
FLyellowdog Dec 2012 #13
NightWatcher Dec 2012 #2
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #4
NightWatcher Dec 2012 #6
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #8
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #3
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #15
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #17
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #18
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #19
Initech Dec 2012 #9
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #11
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #12
quaker bill Dec 2012 #16

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:04 PM

1. It's Florida....need I say more? nt

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Response to FLyellowdog (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:08 PM

5. No, it's Florida Republicans. Nice mindless bashing though.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:30 PM

7. Well, doesn't that go without saying?

In spite of the fact that its presidential votes went for Obama, Republicans are running the state.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:54 PM

10. And yet it was phrased as yet another idiotic Florida bash.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:41 AM

14. I appreciate your concern.nt

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Response to Mariana (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:38 AM

13. And they are running it badly. nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:05 PM

2. I know of companies that will pay your way in exchange for working for them upon graduation

As long as its agreed to up front is it really such a terrible idea?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:07 PM

4. There are no decent jobs for young kids in Florida.

Everything is based on who you know at the Country Club.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:21 PM

6. no shit. There's no decent jobs in Jax...even when you know people

A DU'er got me hooked up with a job that paid minimum wage. It was cool because I also bought one of their old trucks off them for next to nothing.

Glad I'll never have to job hunt again

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:36 PM

8. Jacksonville is especially tough. Glad to hear a DUer helped out.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

3. Let me tell you was is fracking crazy about this proposal.

In Florida, the networks are so tight that a kid can't get a decent job unless they know someone that knows someone. The only hope for many of them is to get out of this 1984 state to get experience somewhere else. Then they can come back through a national promotion or lateral move. They will also have the experience to give them a chance to compete against the number of older people who come down to semi retire.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:20 AM

15. It's not any different here or anywhere else I've ever been

The Network is where the good jobs are handed out and if you aren't plugged into the Network you're not getting a decent job.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:23 AM

17. It's an issue if that network is a corrupting factor in society.

That is how inequities are created.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:01 AM

18. The network is always a corrupting factor

At least I've never seen it not be a corrupting factor.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:09 AM

19. I don't think people truly understand how "the network" operates.

Once they do I'm sure it will be easier to challenge it. I know it is imperative if we're going to return to a fair society. What isn't fair is for them to continue operating in secret. The beauty of exposing them is that it will cut into the true way that Republican policies operate. They say one thing, all the while doing something entirely different.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

9. Only a Republican could come up with an idea that heartless.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:09 PM

11. Not surprised at all.

You had me all screwed up for something several notches higher on the nut-o-meter.

I thought at least it would have some theocracy or something completely stupid rather than just cruelty that has some form of shark minded sense. They want to keep their graduates in state, makes sense brain flight has to be a concern but rather than sugar they went uncut vinegar. Of course they are too stupid to consider folks might need to get a job, maybe even in their field.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:47 PM

12. I think what they realize, is that the house won't have to pay their loses.

They can write off a good percentages when kids realize they can't make it in Florida, and have to move out to find work.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:29 AM

16. My daughter graduates

before the end of the legislative session. Timing could be everything.

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