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Tag Archives: Dennis Bakke
Imagine Charter Schools boss Dennis Bakke was one of three charter school executives named to Rick Scott’s education transition team in 2010. The make-up of Scott’s team signaled that Scott was going nuclear on public schools. Only one representative of public … Continue reading
Imagine Charter Schools CEO Dennis Bakke was on Rick Scott’s education transition team. Trouble within Bakke’s empire are well documented in Scathing Purple Musings. But revelations that an official at West Melbourne school did not report concerns about abuse could … Continue reading
Blogger David Safier has more on Imagine Charter Schools’ battle with Sarasota parents and local school leadership over their decision to secede from the nation’s largest charter school provider: North Port, Florida, could prove to be the tipping point for … Continue reading
Embattled Imagine Schools CEO Dennis Bakke got more bad news today as Pinellas Superintendent John Stewart recommended closure of his charter school in St. Petersburg. Writes Tampa Bay Times reporter Rebecca Catalenello in The Gradebook: Pinellas Superintendent John Stewart this … Continue reading
Florida’s Imagine Charter Schools Debacle Grows While State Republican Legislators Continue to Ignore Potential Fraud
Three of the state’s largest newspapers – the Orlando Sentinel, the Miami Herald and the Tampa Bay Times – have served the interest of Floridians by reporting on the often questionable and shady dealings of charter schools. In yesterday’s paper, Times reporters … Continue reading
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Elisa Crouch writes that Imagine’s sponsor is pulling the plug on two of the company’s six city schools. The mayor wants all six closed. James French, chairman of Missouri Baptist University’s education division, notified each school’s governing … Continue reading
In the remarkable look at the troubling history of Maverick’s charter schools, Doug Martin’s B-Town Errant piece details the shadowy work and role of current Osceola county commissioner Frank Attkisson. Also a former state representative and mayor of Kississime, Attkisson is listed … Continue reading
Its been a rough week for Imagine school CEO Dennis Bakke. After receiving a request from Missouri’s education commissioner for him to close his St. Louis schools, comes word that one of its schools will close in Kansas City. Imagine … Continue reading
Earlier this week Missouri’s education commissioner asked Imagine to close its schools at the end of the year. Imagine CEO Dennis Bakke has been in St. Louis this week and has named a new director. From Elisa Crouch writing in the … Continue reading