Columnist: An alligator couldn't limbo under Florida's educational bar
St. Petersburg Times business columnist Robert Trigaux is covering the Florida Chamber of Commerce summit in Central Florida, where the state's education system is a hot topic. Trigaux writes on his blog:
Hey, I'm all for economic transitions and transformations. Nobody's a bigger fan of the idea of raising Florida's educational bar, which at this point a Florida alligator could not limbo under. But I'm still left with that uneasy feeling that our Tallahassee politicians lack the will and discipline to make it happen. And, as was noted repeatedly here Monday by attendees, selling Florida residents (who will continue to be dominated by people over age 60) on the value of paying higher taxes for better schools is clearly an uphill battle.