Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

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    Why am I putting this in politics? Because a politician, namely Rick Scott, has changed the rules in the middle of the game.

    Bright Futures scholarships have always been MERIT based, which I believe is something conservatives and liberals agreed upon. Now Scott, the toad, wants to tie them to need.

    :doubt:

    Aside from the fact that this totally proves Scott is anything but a conservative, it is incredibly unfair to students that EARNED the scholarships to have to reapply for them.

    Bright Futures changes coming

    In case you haven't noticed, I think Rick Scott is a toad and I only wish I could neg rep him.
     
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    Not that I would shocked by the move, but it rests on a lot of assumptions.
     
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    Ricky has neg'd himself. That in and of itself defines him.
     
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    'Need'... the subjective rallying cry of the generous (with someone else's money) liberal

    Plays well at the polling place with the ignorant, the greedy, the envious, and the lazy
     
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    So, in case no one knows, Bright Futures scholarships were what they sold approving Lotto for...the earnings for Lotto would fund MERIT based scholarships.

    I had no problem with that, even though I don't totally approve of a state funded gambling fund.

    But I have a real problem with forcing parents to fill out federal paperwork demonstrating NEED for students that already earned their scholarships by getting good grades.

    :evil:
     
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    So you agree, Rick Scott is a phony.

    Good to know.
     
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    i agree with you, even though almost everyone fills out FAFSA at some point.

    my son got a scholarship for free tuition for having good MCAS scores.

    what the umass system calls tuition is about 10% of the cost of school.

    bastages
     
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    Well, God forbid we teach our children to work hard for things, when we can just teach them to hold out their hands and tell a sob story for them instead.
     
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    Are they switching it to need based because funds from the lotto are down, or what? The article didn't give a reason.
     

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