In a study of 34 developed nations, American students ranked 25th in mathematics, 17th in science and 14th in reading skills. Members of a University of Florida student group called “Gators Can” say they believe these low rankings point out a serious problem for the country’s education. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports how these students are trying to solve the issue while spreading awareness.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPEducationalSummit.mp3]
Trying to understand Florida’s school ranking system is no easy task. It involves a complex formula spelled in a 40-page document to explain how the numbers arrive at a ranking.