We're No. 10? What 'education quality' study really said | Print |

Recent news reports and comments by state legislators maintain that, as the St. Petersburg Times put it, "Florida ranks No. 10 among states in education quality, according to the latest annual report card from the highly regarded Education Week newspaper."

A State Board of Education member echoed the point last week when he "pointed out Florida's ranking as 10th in the country for quality of education by Education Week."

So after recording dismal rankings among the states for years in comparisons of education success, how is Florida suddenly 10th best in the nation?

Unfortunately, it's not.

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