Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho recently criticized Florida legislature for its recent education budget which will give Miami-Dade per-student funding well below the state average. Miami-Dade is the fourth largest school district in the nation, yet it will be receiving a per-student increase of $65.06 -- just above Broward and Gadsden.
Miami Chamber supports increased funding for South Florida schools. A talented workforce requires a solid investment in education, especially as Miami continues to grow as a technology hub and attract large employers. As Miami Chamber president and CEO Alfred Sanchez tweeted:
Read more about Florida's education budget here.
Alberto Carvalho will be discussing South Florida education on April 9 and the Education Means Business summit. The summit will bring together business leaders, representatives of government and the education community to focus on the pressing issues of our educational system to strengthen the South Florida workforce. Register here.