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The Hidden Costs of Charter School Privatization

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This must read report urges serious review of the charter law, and shows  how Florida’s charter industry strips resources from public schools and create a parallel system that is wasteful, inefficient, and corrupt. Here is a newspaper article about this report that summarizes it and includes responses from critics. Know this: Florida has about 650 charter schools, are rife with nepotism and conflicts of interest;  nearly half operate for profit., and on average do not get better results than public  The Legislature favors charter school expansion because many important legislators have ties to the charter industry and engage in self-dealing. Since 1998, 373 charters have closed, indicating that this is an unstable sector.Florida is just one example of the destruction of our public schools, and the rise of for profit schools to replace them..

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