Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site. Also know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
In 2011 a third of all charter schools had accounting problems, legal violations or other problems in their audits.
According to Leslie Postal of the Orlando Sentinel, under Florida law, charter schools are run by independent governing boards. Although the schools use public money, state and district officials have little to no control over how the money is spent. According to an August report by the state auditor general, a third of state charter schools had accounting problems, legal violations or other problems in their 2011 audits. Read that last part again. Even if we forgot for a second how charter schools don't perform better than public schools how can we find this acceptable? We're in trouble if we continue down this road.