ERIC Number: ED202275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
To Think, To Choose, To Act.
Social, political, and business moral issues that impede solving public problems, and the situation in higher education, specifically in Florida, are considered. Problems in society that have a moral impact include the high rate of crime and an ineffective rehabilitation system for convicted criminals, illicit drug traffic, and the strength of special interest groups through campaign financing at all levels of government. The moral issue of educational quality has been addressed at all educational levels in Florida. Special remedial help for students in K-3 programs and more difficult standards for future teachers are among the state's efforts to improve the quality of education. Florida has funded the community college system to improve quality and has reestablished a state community college coordinating board to promote systemwide coordination, prevent duplication, and monitor the quality of programs at the 20 community colleges. The state legislature authorized the issuance of state vouchers of $750 per year for Florida resident students for tuition costs in state private colleges. Objections to this action and problem areas, including an inefficient cabinet state board of education, are considered. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.
Identifiers: Florida; Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (Danvers, MA, August 1979).