“The 2012 Quality Counts national education rankings are out today. Florida had the most dramatic fall from 5th to 11th, earning a D in school funding and a C- in achievement. As our friend Colleen Wood from 50th No More said- ‘It’s not all about money, but at some point, it does take money to run a school system and a high quality one.’ Read more here:” Via friends at FundEducationNow.org.
Florida’s school system tumbles out of the top 10 – Tampa Bay Times
Critics say the Education Week showing is a sign the state is shortchanging its students. Florida’s education system fell in rank from No. 5 to No. 11 this year due to budget cuts and stalling national test scores, according to a closely watched annual report released today.