March 28, 2007

Charter schools and accountability

The Orlando Sentinel has been running a series of articles, Missing the Grade, on the double standard of accountability in Florida public education. Apparently, Escambia Charter School rented out its students "to cut roadside grass and weeds during class time for about 32 hours per week." 

I don't think this is what Florida Governor Charlie Crist had in mind when he willingly accepted the moniker Chain-Gang Charlie for his proposal years ago to bring back a privatized prisoner work-crew system.

Among the various crimes (including grand theft that the school pleaded no contest on): the place is still open. This is not how a charter system is supposed to function.

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Posted in Education policy on March 28, 2007 10:03 AM |