ERIC Number: ED230232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Questions and Answers Concerning the Higher Education Provisions of the RAISE Bill (Senate Bill 357).
Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Questions and answers are presented concerning the consequences for higher education of the passage of the RAISE Bill (Senate Bill 357), a comprehensive education bill designed to raise educational standards in Florida. This statement by Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) covers: (1) the bill and its provisions for higher education; (2) ways in which access to higher education would be reduced; (3) the financial impact on students and local taxpayers of the elimination of developmental education courses from the community college curriculum; (4) how the reduction of minority enrollments would jeopardize federal support; (5) whether restricting admission to higher education is the only way to ensure quality; (6) how the academic program at MDCC ensures both access and quality; (7) the role played by MDCC in providing access to minorities in Florida; (8) recommendations of educational professionals and national authorities concerning developmental education; (9) why offering developmental education in the community colleges as part of their full educational program is more appropriate than sending students back to high school for adult basic education; (10) how developmental education in college differs from adult basic education; and (11) how adult students would feel about being "sent back to high school." The MDCC statement looks at the likely consequences of the RAISE Bill on higher education and recommends that community colleges continue to provide developmental services. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida