Category: Florida

‘Schools of Hope’ at Odds with Florida School Districts

A bill in the Florida Legislature could provide $200 million to replace more than 100 failing public schools with charter schools, but neither local school district nor existing charter school officials are enthusiastic about the measure that overwhelmingly passed the House last week.

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FL House: $200M for Specialized, High-Performing Charters

How best to help 77,000 children at perpetually failing K-12 public schools sharply divided the Florida House on Thursday, as the chamber’s Republican majority pushed through a controversial $200 million spending plan to attract specialized, high-performing charter schools to Florida that would offer an alternative to — and potentially supplant the role of — struggling neighborhood schools.

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