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Tag Archives: McCay Scholarships
From Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal: A sweeping lawsuit that argues Florida failed to adequately fund its public education system should be amended so that the state’s support of voucher programs and charter schools can also be challenged, attorneys for … Continue reading
Now it won’t matter that a child wasn’t even a student in Florida the year before to qualify. From the wisdom of Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami) comes SB 172 which provides: John M. McKay Scholarships for Students … Continue reading
The school privatization juggernaut – cloaked under a shroud of false benevolence (It’s about students first) – received some indefensible bad press this weekend in two state’s key to their movement. First from Florida in an Alexandra Zayas story in … Continue reading
UPDATE after the bump at the end. Alternative newspaper NewTimes has done the heavy reporting and has unmasked the massive, unregulated fraud that exists in Florida’s education privatization industry. This summer’s NewTimes story about the abuse of McCay scholarships gives them significant street … Continue reading
H/T to SayfieReview. Writes Angeline Taylor in the Bradenton Herald Today: State Rep. Rick Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg, asked Tuesday for more oversight in the McKay Scholarship Program. Kriseman’s request was sent to the state’s chairwoman of the K-20 Innovation Subcommittee, … Continue reading
Florida House speaker-in waiting told St. Petersburg Times education reporter, Jeffrey Solochek last week that he had plans to expand the corporate tax credit. Jacksonville parent Julie G. Delegal has been an obsever of the state’s reform efforts for some time. She … Continue reading
Why the Miami Charter School Scandal Signals that its Time to Question the Wisdom and Judgement of Florida’s School Reformers
Those adult themes parties at that Miami charter school were put on by the husband of its owner, but Rocka Malik says she doesn’t know anything about them: Balere’s principal and founder, Rocka Malik, told The Miami Herald on Thursday that … Continue reading
Among the far-reaching efforts of Florida’s republican legislators to expand privatization of education during the latest session was to place on the ballot a repeal of the Blaine Amendment. The Blaine Amendment has been in the cross-hairs of Republicans since the … Continue reading
Florida Charter Schools Fall “far short of the sky-high promises by politicians and for-profit executives who claimed that they would do better”
Coming on the heals of this weekends Orlando Sentinel story regarding the poor overall performance of the state’s charter schools, arrives a thorough smackdown of the politicians whom plunged Florida into such a commitment in the first place. Writes Scott Maxwell: But … Continue reading