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How Jeb Bush is Complicit in the Ultimate Charter School Scandal

It’s really an old story. You’ll find Scathing Purple Musings has covered it for quite some time. Several journalists throughout Florida have as well. This from yesterday’s  Miami Herald reporters Christina Veiga and Kristen M. Clark: TALLAHASSEE A familiar face is … Continue reading

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Look How Easily a Take on Charter Schools From New Zealand Models Florida

From New Zealand online news aggregate Voxy.co.nz: In the USA, scandal after scandal has swept charter schools: poor teaching, poor facilities, financial scams, corruption, profiteering, abrupt closures of failed schools, political patronage, abuse…. Almost everything that could go wrong in … Continue reading

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Florida Republican Lawmakers Moving Toward “Unequal Treatment” of State Schools

Florida republican lawmakers were scolded this week by the Tampa Bay Times for voting “twice to lessen accountability for private-run charter schools and sidestep calls for more accountability for private schools that accept tuition vouchers.” So much for local control. … Continue reading

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Academica Charter Schools Under Federal Investigation

UPDATE: Herald has reposted st UPDATE after the bump From Kathleen McGrory in the Miami Herald: TALLAHASSEE — The state’s largest charter school management company has come under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Education for potential conflicts of interests … Continue reading

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Florida Charter School Scheme Unmasked in Standard Contract Bid

Rep. Manny Diaz (R-Miami) went first in the House Education Committee yesterday and announced a “postponement” of HB 7083. Among other things, Diaz bill provided for standard charter school contracts, the mandatory sharing of public school buildings and would further … Continue reading

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Florida’s Most Obvious Charter School Conflict of Interest to Date

Did Rep. Manny Diaz (R-Hialeah) know something that everyone else didn’t yesterday? On at least three occasions during yesterday’s house subcommittee  he deflected colleagues questions about his charter school expansion bill with references to a “task force” that was  working on … Continue reading

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When Will Florida Republican Legislators Apply the Ray Sansom Standard to Charter Schools Jobs?

In 2010, Florida republican House speaker, Ray Sansom, was drummed out of the legislature by his own party amid scandal that included his acceptance of a well-paid position at Northwest Florida State College. Will this be the year Florida republicans … Continue reading

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