Do the math on education: Why Florida businesses should care

There’s a hackneyed saying we’ve all heard: If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

But in Florida in 2022, education is also extremely expensive, and we shouldn’t be ignorant of that fact.

Public education siphons about $25 billion from the state’s coffers each year, a solid 25% of the state budget, according to the Florida Department of Education. Nor should we ignore the profound downstream impacts that education has for providing a qualified workforce for our businesses.…