June 10, 2008
Education is economic development
For all the talk about using tax incentives to lure out-of-state companies to Florida (or to keep local companies here), the key to economic development is education. Smart kids grow up to be smart employees. Plus, smart executives want to send their own children to smart schools. A high quality education system is needed to ensure Central Florida has high quality jobs. Which is why today's news about FCAT scores is good. But more investment in education is needed.