Tag Archives: Florida Charter School Alliance

The Incomplete Outrage Over NorthStar Charter School Payouts

The $800,000 that a couple made off with after the NorthStar charter school closure even embarrassed  some rich charter school operators. So when a top charter school lobbyists is critical of another charter school’s grab of taxpayer cash, there’s obviously a there..there. “The … Continue reading

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House Charter School Bill Corrupted by Cozy Relationship Between Tony Bennett and Charter Schools USA

Chris Moya,  Charter Schools USA lobbyist testified this week that Rep. George Moraitis charter school bill was about ‘improving accountability”. Moya and Florida Charter School Alliance lobbyist Jim Horne’s smug performances this week were justified. The new bag of goodies for … Continue reading

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Why Florida Needs Two Charter School Lobbies

Perhaps there’s a reason afterall why there are two charter school lobbies in Florida. Miami Herald reporters Kathleen McGrory and Scott Hiassen write that the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is taking a turn at advancing Steve Wise’s bill which … Continue reading

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Levesque, Failing School KIPP Boss on Board of Walton-Funded Charter Lobby

The Orlando Sentinel’s Dave Weber has more on the new powerful lobby created to advance charter school interests in Florida: A new high-powered lobbying group has been formed to push expansion of charter schools in Florida, and it expects to … Continue reading

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