Florida Education Association to Legislature: Stop Robbing Public Schools to Benefit Charter Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

Florida is a puzzle. Parents and taxpayers support their community public schools and regularly vote to tax themselves to pay for them. Yet in the general election, they elect legislators who have a financial stake in privatization and are riddled with conflicts of interest.  Some legislators are employed by charter schools and their related companies; some have family members who own and/or operate charter schools. Until the voters figure out that they are being hornswoggled, they will continue to have a Legislature that robs money from their public schools to pay for unaccountable, inefficient charter schools.

                            

FEA: Legislature needs to heed voters and fund neighborhood public schools

 

TALLAHASSEE — Time and again, Florida’s electorate has demonstrated broad, bipartisan consensus on the need to increase funding for our students and neighborhood public schools.

The evidence of their support for investment in our schools can be found in the tens…

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