Can we stop the privatization of public schools the way we stop privatization of prisons? Do we care as much for our children as we do for prisoners??
We teachers and parents want to stop the privatization of public schools for the same reason.
Look at our Florida corporate run charter schools. They buy a building, rent it to their own charter school company, get the state to pay from tax payer dollars…
Just look at these rents:
“Two Tampa Bay charter schools are part of a national chain that is drawing scrutiny for lease arrangements that absorb big chunks of taxpayer funding. The Imagine charter school near downtown St. Petersburg spent $649,312 last year in rent while the Imagine School in Land O’Lakes signed a lease on Monday for a new school with base rent of $757,989 a year. The landlord? Schoolhouse Finance, a company owned by Imagine Schools. ”
Stop Privatization of Public Schools. Care for our Kids.
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