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Jeb Bush’s Foundation Wants Florida to Ignore Crony Capitalism on Charter Schools

Big charter school operators have been whispering about getting their own independent board to approve charter schools. This week, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education editorialist Mike Thomas unsurprisingly made the case that it was time for Florida to … Continue reading

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Florida Charter Schools “being approved at a pace that outruns accountability”

So believes former charter school principal and current Palm Beach School Board Chairman Chuck Shaw. From yesterday’s column  by the Palm Beach Post’s Jac Versteeg Parents and students might be more willing to make (the) switch because of the charter school … Continue reading

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Why Local School Board Members Pose the Biggest Threat to Florida’s Anointed All-Knowings

Coleen Conklin isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers. A serious advocate for public schools, Conklin raised the possibility of a lawsuit targeting Rick Scott and the legislature in April 2011 for failing to fund education. She even toyed with the idea … 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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