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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Manny Diaz’s charter bill is an affront to decency

The Miami republican is just another example of how legislators with close ties to the charter industry introduce or vote on legislation that will benefit them personally.

From the Tampa Times: House leaders picked state Rep. Manny Diaz, Jr., of Hialeah, to shepherd a controversial bill that would revamp the way hundreds of charter schools statewide enter into agreements with local school boards.

Yet, in the eyes of some observers, Diaz has a clear conflict of interest: He has direct ties to the charter school industry.
The Republican lawmaker has been named dean of Doral College, a newly minted private university run by the state’s largest for-profit charter school management firm.

He makes 100 grand by the way in his new gig.

Diaz who was a shop teacher formerly has the gall to tell us he got the job on his merits. 

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