Florida Ranks Number One for Education Freedom
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that Florida has been ranked number one for education freedom by the ALEC Index of State Education Freedom: A 50-State Guide to Parental Empowerment. The index evaluates each state on school choice and family empowerment policies, allowing students to choose educational options that best meet their needs.

"This new ranking further proves that Florida is the national leader in education," said Governor DeSantis. "By focusing on academic achievement, expanding school choice, and empowering parents, Florida continues to see unprecedented success in our classrooms."

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Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz Jr. added, "Florida's commitment to education shines through ALEC's ranking, which has Florida leading the country in education freedom. Florida's dedication to universal school choice and protection of parental rights is the reason why Florida stands ahead of the rest."

The full 2023 ALEC Index of State Education Freedom is available online. In addition to today's recognition, Florida was also ranked number one in the nation for education by U.S. News & World Report and number one on the Heritage Foundation Education Freedom report card. The state was also ranked number one in the Parent Power Index.

Governor DeSantis concluded by saying, "These rankings are a testament to our commitment to providing every student with access to a quality education."

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