Perry's $10,000 Degree Challenge Spreads to Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, apparently taking a page from Gov. Rick Perry's higher education policy playbook, on Monday at the St. Petersburg College campus made an announcement that will sound familiar to Texans.

"I am issuing a challenge to our state colleges to find innovative ways to offer a bachelor’s degree at a cost of just $10,000 in fields that will provide graduates with the best opportunity for employment," Scott said in a statement.

Back in 2011, Perry issued his own challenge to Texas public universities to create a bachelor's degree that only cost $10,000, including books. The ...

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