Florida issued its annual batch of school grades last month. Each elementary, middle and high school got an A, B, C, D or F. Those grades certainly matter if a school consistently earns a D or an F. According to state law, such low performers risk being closed, converted to charter schools or turned over to an outside operator. The grades probably matter if a school consistently earns an A. The school community gets bragging rights and local Realtors rush to include the marquee letter in sales listings.
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