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Broward Has to Finance Mavericks’ Charter Schools $1.5 Million in State Fines

Just over two weeks ago, Mavericks Charter School president Frank Biden was talking smack to charter school opponents that “we are going to take you down.” While the rogue brother of the vice president was proposing to “look his enemies … Continue reading

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Mavericks Charter School President Frank Biden Says “We’re Going to Take You Down”

Scathing Purple Musings was pretty hard on redifinED editor Ron Matus this week for his charter school cheerleading, but he played it straight in reporting on a National School Choice event held on Coral Springs  Thursday. The part of this … Continue reading

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Controversial Maverick’s Charter School Earns an F for 2012

From Palm Beach Post writer Jason Schultz: In all, about 60 percent of all public high schools including traditional, charter and alternative programs got A or B grades. The grades are based in large part on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Rhetoric Proves Hypocritical When His Allies Seek to Defend Florida Charter Schools

Writing in redifinED, Step Up for Student’s Patrick Gibbons took exception to the Palm Beach Post’s report that charter schools were to blame for  the county’ low graduation rates. Gibbon’s admitted it was because of poverty. He really did. As it … Continue reading

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It’s BaaaaAAAAACK! Contradictions, Clowns, Conflicts and All…Parent Trigger Returns

I’ve been wondering when we’d see this Vaudeville act again and whether or not it was going to be about stroking Jeb Bush’s ego. (He vowed that it would be back after last year’s defeat in the senate). What better … 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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A Call for a Moratorium on Cyber Charter Schools in PA

From a story last month from Public News Service of Pennsylvania: HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some Pennsylvania groups say cyber charter schools in the state aren’t making the grade, and they’re urging state education officials to impose a moratorium on any … Continue reading

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Controversial Florida Charter School Mavericks Overstated Enrollment

From Palm Beach Post reporter Jason Schultz: PALM SPRINGS — A Palm Beach County charter school got nearly $160,000 more in state education money than it was entitled to receive after overstating 2011-12 enrollment, a draft audit released last week … Continue reading

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Did Mavericks Charter School in Palm Beach Ask Teachers to Falsify Grades?

According to another lawsuit filed by one of three whistle-blowers they did. From Palm Beach Post reporter Allison Ross-Ferrelli: A former teacher at the new Mavericks High School in Palm Springs has filed a lawsuit alleging that the school falsifies … Continue reading

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Why Florida Needs Two Charter School Lobbies

Perhaps there’s a reason afterall why there are two charter school lobbies in Florida. Miami Herald reporters Kathleen McGrory and Scott Hiassen write that the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is taking a turn at advancing Steve Wise’s bill which … Continue reading

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