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Stealth Florida Charter School Ammendment Cuts Out Local School Board Control

The zealots who carry the water for Florida’s for-profit charter schools never met an unseemly expansion of charter schools they didn’t like. Just remember their efforts the past two sessions to pass parent trigger legislation. One of this year’s payoffs … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA Rejected in Georgia, Enraged Lawmakers Target School Board

Dick Yarborough reporting last week included this tidbit about Charter USA’s attempt to open a school in Cherokee County, Georgia: In Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the (Miami) Herald reported, almost two-thirds of charter schools are run by management companies, which charge fees … Continue reading

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Orlando Sentinel Slams Steve Wise’s Charter School Bill

Yowza: In 1996, Florida began a grand experiment in education reform. Charter schools were placed in a statewide Petri dish. Critics warned that the public/private hybrids would siphon off funding and spell the end of traditional public schools. And now, … Continue reading

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Orlando Sentinel: Parent Trigger Bills Are Half-Cocked Ideas

Florida’s corporate financed parent trigger advocates staged a touchy-feely presser last week between the committee hearings which railroaded the bill  onward. While the editors of the Orlando Sentinel stays away from directly criticizing the proponents HB 1191 and SB 1718, they effectively … Continue reading

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How Florida Charter Schools Want to End Local Control

From the ever useful John O’Connor at State Impact Florida comes a story about local school boards rejecting charter school applications. Boards in Seminole , Polk and Clay counties have rejected charter school applications. In Polk, the state’s most powerful … Continue reading

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