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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rick Scott wants to give 100 million to for profit companies.

Oy vey, what is with rich guys helping other rich guys get richer at the expense of the middle class and poor? For years the state of Florida has given money to charter schools above and beyond the FTE money, the money they get per pupil. This year Scott wants to give the approximate six hundred charter schools in Florida one hundred million dollars. That money won't go to maintenance and constriction but instead to pad their bottom lines.

Much of this money will go to for-profit chains like Charter Schools USA or Mavericks, for profit friends and the profits have been good. Why are we giving money to for profit companies and I want to remind you that nobody is forced to create a charter school. I doubt many of these charter schools would throw up their hands and go away if they didn't get this give away.

If a charter school is a legitimate non-profit and there are some then that is a different story but unfortunately to more are more concerned about their bottom lines which the governor through this give away is about to make a lot more lucrative.

At the same time charter schools are getting these construction and maintenance funds  public schools of which there is over 3,000 have seen their piece of the pie reduced to nothing but crumbs.

We should all be outraged by this.

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  1. Do you think sb 280 will pass? Regarding your post things will only get worse. That's what Republicans do. A lot of teachers voted for Scott.

  2. I really don't think a lot of teachers voted for Scott but no I couldn't see it passing. It may start a conversation but that's about it...

  3. Exactly. It will never pass because no one respects teachers, not even teachers.

  4. For some inexplicable reason, there are MANY Republican teachers and they absolutely DID vote for Scott. At times teachers