A Florida state task force on education has just released a recommendation to adjust tuition, by major.
“Tuition would be lower for students pursuing degrees most needed for Florida’s job market, including ones in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as the STEM fields,” writes Scott Travis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Students in other majors — psychology and the performing arts, for example — would pay more. “The purpose would not be to exterminate programs or keep students from pursuing them. There will always be a need for them,” Dale Brill, the task force chair, told Travis. “But you better really want to do it, because you may have to pay more.”
Here‘s how Alex Taborrak (of Marginal Revolution) sees the plan: