TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Democratic candidate for Florida Lieutenant Governor Annette Taddeo talks college funding at Florida A & M University Tuesday.
"We need to just invest in education. We have our priorities backwards," said Taddeo. "We don't have a funding problem. We just had a surplus."
She joined in a panel with seven other university, city and state leaders to discuss the issue. Teddeo is running alongside gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. She says at first she didn't get into college and had to fight to get into a school, which is why education and funding issues, especially for women and minorities, are so important to her.
"Not everyone will have the opportunity to go to college, and not everyone is made for college," said Teddeo. "But we need to have a pathway, whether it's college or technical school or training, so that kids have an opportunity to a brighter future and to the American dream."
About one hundred FAMU students attended the session, which lasted about an hour.