Sunday, January 5, 2014
What is the difference between a charter school and a private not for profit school.
The difference is none, accept politicians in Tallahassee knowing the lure and luster has fallen away from charter schools what with over 240 closing in Florida and dozens and dozens of others receiving low grades or wracked with one scandal after another, are attempting to change what Charters are called, hoping the public is asleep or to dumb to notice.
Friends of charters in Tallahassee are trying to funnel even money into these defacto publicly funded private schools. These politicians like George Moraitis have all but erased the line between what is good for their bank accounts and what is good for children.
If charter schools worked, if charter schools did better than public schools then maybe this is a conversation we could be having but they don’t and haven’t but that hasn’t stopped Tallahassee from handing them millions and preparing to hand them any more.
Bob Sykes of Scathing Purple Musing has done some amazing reporting on this, to read more click the links.