Report: Florida falls short on education investment

03/31/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Last month, the chief economist for former Gov. Jeb Bush released a report that shows Florida falling behind from other states in attracting high-wage jobs because of its lack of investment in education and inadequate linkage between schools and economic development.

Economist Antonio Villamil, who worked for the former governor, says Florida ranks 46 among the 50 states in combined state and local spending for public schools. His report was commissioned by the United Teachers of Dade County.

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