Published: Feb 04, 2011 10:06 PM EST
Updated: Feb 04, 2011 7:06 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A legislative report says charging nominal fees may motivate Florida's adult education students to make better learning gains and help cut costs for the cash-strapped state.

Friday's report by the Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability, though, acknowledged some students may be unable to afford fees even as low as $50 to $100 a year.

The idea drew a critical response from the Adult and Community Educators of Florida. The group said there are better ways to motivate students, including setting long-term individual goals and better counseling.

The educators also objected to the report's conclusion that, except for dual-enrolled high schoolers, Florida's adult education completion rates are low.

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