A computer science program at a Florida community college is being targeted by the state for being too expensive.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a conservative organization, has launched a petition asking the Florida Department of Education to drop the $30-a (Canadian) course.
The college is in Jacksonville, Florida, and has about 2,500 students.
It costs about $30 per student to take the course, and it is available for anyone in the state who qualifies.
The petition argues that the courses, which focus on computers and technology, are too expensive for students who can’t afford them and are limited to only those who qualify.
“Computer science courses have been a significant part of Florida’s academic culture for over a century, but these courses are now being phased out and replaced with online courses,” the petition reads.
The College Board, which provides the college with financial aid, says it is looking into the petition.