Ron DeSantis Showcases Florida Holding Top Spot in Heritage Foundation’s Education Freedom Rankings

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at the unveiling of the Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Education Freedom Report Card where he highlighted Florida’s number one ranking.

The report lauds Florida’s dedication to education transparency, regulatory freedom, and return on investment, praising our state’s rejection of critical race theory and championing of school choice and educational savings accounts.

“When other states were locking people down and keeping their kids out of school, we made sure kids were in school because we put their well-being before politics,” said DeSantis. “While states like California, New York, and Illinois that denied in-person education to their children are now suffering from plummeting educational outcomes, Florida’s schoolchildren are thriving because we invest in our students and we empower parents to decide what learning environment is best for their kids. Thank you to the Heritage Foundation for recognizing our success and ranking Florida number one in the nation for education freedom.”

“Throughout his time in office, Governor DeSantis has made education a top priority. By enshrining parents’ rights, expanding school choice, raising teacher pay, promoting civics education, bolstering workforce education, and holding higher education accountable, Florida is leading the way and is an educational model for the nation,” the governor’s office insisted.

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