Stupidity in Florida – Transformative Education by any means necessary. The 2012 FL budget funds failing charter schools.

Remember when we looked at the school data here in Florida and nearly all the counties we looked at, the only F in the county was a charter school… ??

Well, it looks like our leaders in Tally figure failing must be a good thing.

They just set a budget :

 No new money for construction and maintenance of public schools statewide, but $55 million for construction at charter schools.

Yep, fund the failures…

Talk about transformative, by any means necessary…


Miami – Charter Schools… Tell the corporations… Separate is still not equal. Never was… Never Will Be #Education @SaveOurSchools

Why are Miami charters segregating out the minorities again and offering a lesser program? 


“These school networks are all managed by Academica, Florida’s largest charter school operator. Miami-Dade charter schools also enrolled a smaller share of poor students: 54 percent, compared to 74 percent in traditional public schools.”

“The trend is evident across Miami-Dade County, where overall, the number of poor children enrolled in charter schools is disproportionately low compared to traditional public schools — an advantage for the charter schools, given that poverty correlates with poor academic performance. Charter schools in Miami-Dade also enroll a smaller share of black students than traditional public schools, according to federal data. In traditional public schools, one-third of children are black, compared to one-fifth of children in charter schools.”

Separate is still not equal…

“In the largest charter school networks — the Mater, Doral, Somerset and Pinecrest academies — 90 percent of the students enrolled in 2010 were Hispanic, federal records show, compared to 58 percent in the public school system.”



Aparte no es todavía igual. Nunca lo fue. Nunca lo será.


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Hey, who owns Maverick Charter Schools anyway? I bet many Floridians are wondering today:

“A Homestead charter school run by a for-profit company that promises to help at-risk kids graduate issued standard diplomas to only 18 students in the past two years, according to the Miami-Dade school district.”

“Mavericks High of South Miami-Dade had 52 seniors enrolled during the 2009-2010 school year. Only two of them —  or 3.8 percent of the class — graduated with a standard diploma.”

WoW… only 3.8 %

Talk about accountability…


Hey, who owns Maverick anyway?

Why Mavericks Charter Schools Got Some ‘Splainin’ to Do

Connect the dots…

NPR report #Florida charter schools refusing special needs children. Separate is still not equal. @awakethestate

From the NPR report this morning

“More than 86 percent of the charter schools do not serve a single child with a severe disability — compared to more than half of district schools which do.”

“In Duval County, just one student enrolled in a charter school has a severe disability. Duval district schools educate more than 1,000 severely-disabled students.”

Just one… ?


Remember, separate is still not equal…

Never has been … never will be.


Except in Florida, where apparently…. 

disabled children are treated unequally.


We are One

Awake the State

Save our Schools

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Stop Race to the Top 



NPR transcribed by @BobSikes: