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Tag Archives: Imagine Schools
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
From a Tampa Bay Times story by Lisa Gartner: It depends on whom you ask. The Imagine School at St. Petersburg is, according to parent Roderick Dunson, a place he and his wife “prayed to our God that our child … Continue reading
Missouri finally had enough of Imagine Schools. After calls from the mayor of St. Louis and the state education commissioner, the Missouri Board of Education voted on Tuesday to close all Imagine Charter Schools in St. Louis. From St. Louis … 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
Rick Scott used “invest” or “investment” three times in the education policy op-ed piece he penned this week. He in fact used it in the title. As Scott is so politically invested in the advancement of charter schools in Florida, its worth … 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
Public education activist and parent Julie Delegal has a letter the edition in this morning’s Florida Times-Union in which she effectively maps out two main points. First, the governor and legislature are not doing its constitutionally duty to fund its … Continue reading