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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

It's not just UF that wants an increase in tuition. Twelve student government leaders from Florida's universities met with Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday to discuss tuition increases, among other things.

Even though about half of the leaders said they would support a tuition increase if it went toward reducing class sizes or providing need-based scholarships, Crist still stands firm by his veto.

Say, Charlie, what ever happened to listening to your constituents?

He had 12 students, who represent hundreds of thousands of Florida students, telling him what students want.

But he still doesn't listen.

What's it going to take to get our governor to listen to us screaming that we need more money if our state is going to remain competitive for public education? At this point, it's not just about UF. It's also about the 10 other universities in Florida.

We're all in this together, and it's not going to get any easier. Student body presidents around the state have spoken. Crist needs to prick up his ears and listen.

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