Voters to decide on Amendment 8
Florida voters will have the chance to empower communities with a constitutional amendment on Election Day, Nov. 4. The amendment gives them a choice in supporting their local colleges.
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings recently reported that 90 percent of the new jobs being created in this country require college-level learning. No greater barometer of success exists for a community than the number of residents with a college degree.
With the second-lowest median income in the nation, the region needs to expand access to higher education. The growth of the region depends on the continued strength of MDC.
Amendment 8 offers a practical and positive solution: Let local communities decide by referendum how to support community colleges.
For information, visit www.voteyes8fl.org.
— Staff Report