Tag Archives: Imagine Schools

Imagine Charter School Belonging to Rick Scott Crony Sued for Ignoring Abuse

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

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For-Profit Charter School Fights Back Against Parents Who Rejected Them In Sarasota

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

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In Defense of Imagine Charter Schools

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

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Words You Won’t Hear From Florida’s Education Policy Makers and Shapers About Charter Schools

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

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The Troubling Links Between Imagine’s Failing Charter Schools in St. Louis and Florida

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

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When Taxpayer’s Investment in Florida Charter Schools Vanishes

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

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Neither the Will Nor the Mechanism Exists in Florida to Put Charter Schools Through Proper Scrutiny

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

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Florida Charter Schools are a “Costly Extravagance”

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

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