Our children’s future depends on their education, and Florida’s future depends on our children’s success. Improving our schools and creating a skilled and educated workforce is key to our state’s economic health. Republicans have continued to cut public education funds, in turn short changing our students. Cuts in funding for public schools and universities forced massive teacher layoffs, and classes like art, music, and athletics were eliminated. Rick Scott and the Republicans have broken their promises on education again and again.
This is a make or break moment for Florida’s schools and Florida’s future. Democrats stand committed to invest in Florida’s public schools, colleges, and universities, because education is the bridge that will lead millions into the middle class. And strengthening education doesn’t stop with better schools for our children. Democrats stand committed to improving worker retraining and technical education, because whether you are fifteen or fifty, you deserve a chance to succeed in the modern economy.