Florida earns top education choice rankings in national report
BY LISA BUIE
The Center for Education Reform in its annual education choice report has ranked Florida as the country’s No. 1 state for parent empowerment in education.
The center’s Parent Power! Index gave Florida its overall top ranking, also rating the Sunshine State No. 1 for digital and personalized learning and education choice programs. The state received a No. 2 ranking for charter schools, second only to top-ranked Arizona, and ranked third for teacher quality.
Other high spots for the state: leadership, COVID-19 response, and transparency.
The annual Parent Power! Index debuted in 1999 and measures the extent to which states have policies in place that put students first, value the unique needs of every family, and empower parents to oversee their child’s education. Each state was ranked using three criteria: choice programs, charter schools, and innovation.
Overall, Florida scored 94.6%, leading all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more on the index and its methodology, click here.
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