he U.S. Chamber of Commerce just released its "Leaders and Laggards" report card on the state of education in each state and gives Florida a "D" in academic achievement and workforce readiness. Florida gets an "A" however, in other important categories: "Academic Achievement in Low Income and Minority Students," "21st Century Teaching Force" and in collecting data on student readiness.
The report also gives Florida low grades for "Truth in Advertising about Student Proficiency" and "Rigor of Standards," ranking it a C in both areas. For the full report, click here. For the Florida data, turn to page 20.