Florida’s rebounding economy is creating more opportunities for Florida’s families to get back to work. Since December 2010, more than 940,000 private-sector jobs have been created. As Florida’s economy continues to focus on diversification and competitiveness, we must continue to work toward filling the gap that is created between Florida’s current education system and the needs of Florida’s employers. Whether the need is in early education, K-12, higher education, workforce development or lifelong learning, Florida wins when we continue to close the talent gaps and put our students before special interests — no matter what.

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