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Florida Public Schools for Sale, cost 2 million dollars

A Palm Beach Post analysis showed charter school, voucher and online education companies poured more than $2 million into last fall’s political campaigns, to primarily those of Republicans again demanding more alternatives to traditional public schools.

Let that sink in.

Then think about this. Private schools that take vouchers don’t have any accountability standards that they must follow. I’m not saying some or perhaps even most kids aren’t getting a quality education but I am saying how do we know.

Then there is what they are doing with charter schools which were supposed to be teacher parent driven labs of innovation but instead have become profit centers for corporations more concerned with the bottom line. Senate President Dan Geatz is seeking to exempt them form Student Success act that was supposed to turn around education in Florida. Well if charter schools are public schools (spoiler alert they aren’t) why should they be exempt, why would anybody want them to be exempt?

Furthermore study after study shows that kids who take vouchers or who attend charter schools despite being allowed to pick who they take and keep don’t do a better job educating children. And since that is the case why in the world would Florida be racing to send public money to them?

Oh wait I know.

A Palm Beach Post analysis showed charter school, voucher and online education companies poured more than $2 million into last fall’s political campaigns, to primarily those of Republicans again demanding more alternatives to traditional public schools.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-education/jeb-bush-discusses-public-school-alternatives-with/nWPjk/

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