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Is Moraitis HB 377 Charter School Bill Inspired By ALEC?

Rep. George Moraitis will be asked sometime this week why he left out any mention of “charter schools” in HB 377 and instead referred to them as “private, not-for profit elementary, middle and high schools.” Never mind that he filled … Continue reading

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Top Florida Charter School Lobbyist Now Fundraising for Senate Education Budget Writer

From Matt Dixon in the St. Augustine Record: TALLAHASSEE — A lobbyist who until recently represented a host of charter-school organizations has been hired to do political work for the Senate’s top education budget-writer, state Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. Nancy … Continue reading

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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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Choice Movement “May be Leading Us to Unaccountable Forms of Corporate-Run Models for Educating Students”

Orange County school board member Daryl Flynn has penned an essay for the East Orlando Sun titled, “What Does School Choice Really Mean.” Here’s part: What does school choice really mean? The school choice movement has brought new words to … Continue reading

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Walton Family Funds Florida Charter School Lobbying Group

From Matt Dixon of Florida Times-Union: A new lobbying group for charter schools officially launched on Monday. With support from the Walton Family Foundation, the Florida Charter School Alliance will advocate for policies that benefit charter schools. The alliance notes … Continue reading

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