Florida ranks 12th overall in a CNBC report on America’s Top States for Business. Twelfth doesn’t sound too bad. Yet, we are second in our economy and fourth in our access to capital. So where do we fall short? You guessed it–EDUCATION. We are 40th. Granted I am skeptical of most rankings. I think of them as guesstimates. Yet, the indicators used in the rankings have a familiar ring:
- Number and funding level for higher education.
- K12 test scores, class size, spending, technology infrastructure and life long learning programs.
Well, I suppose it’s good we aren’t the worst. Nevada has that spot.