Nothing says please don't bring your company to Florida like knowing your employees children will be attending schools that can't even afford to hire substitute teachers and instead just puts the kids whose teachers called in sick in a holding pen in an old gym. That's exactly the kind of place I want to move my company if I'm a CEO.
If that's not a crime, it should be. At the very least it's a failing of all the elected officials from the city and county level right up to the state and federal. Governor Crist has to do something about fixing the state's educational system ASAP or it will continue to drive away businesses from moving here and that will place a ceiling on future tax revenue.
Update: It gets even worse. Because Florida has so screwed up its educational funding, we're likely to miss out on receiving funds from the stimulus package. Awesome job by Governor Crist.
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Come on Florida. Now is your chance to step up to the teller window and get your ticket punched for state wide mass transit. Possibly a bullet train, but certianly a high speed train. We hear that liability is an issue, but even the trial lawyers have gotten out of the way. Still, state legislators can't seem to figure out what every other state in the nation with light rail or subways already has. Hello? Pick up the bloody phone and call them.