Florida has lost a lot of gains, since Rick Scott came in with his ideas of how to "run" a business. From his past experience in running HCA/Columbia hospitals into the laps of the Feds for Medicare FRAUD, the state has really seen "an advantage" on how to cheat ALL the little folks!
Educational gains over a past history of losses compared to schools in the "north", were always on the agenda for grads that wanted to succeed. Stay in Florida or "go"!?!
With the Republicans pushing for tax breaks on business, big or small in the state, the income for schools, colleges and medical care programs got slashed.
With parents going after Scott, he relented and changed the cuts to the school system. Higher education cuts will put grads back on the back-line competing for minimum-wage jobs with their parents. WRONG!
We can NEVER compete with the Asian market, as we do not foster the idea that education is the ONLY was that we grow into a survival mode in this nation.