Friday, March 2, 2012

Florida Republican’s Creepy Adoration for Charter Schools Reaches New Low With Ammendment to Exempt Them From SB 736 | Scathing Purple Musings

Florida Republican’s Creepy Adoration for Charter Schools Reaches New Low With Ammendment to Exempt Them From SB 736 | Scathing Purple Musings:

Florida Republican’s Creepy Adoration for Charter Schools Reaches New Low With Ammendment to Exempt Them From SB 736

From Leslie Postal in the Orlando Sentinel:

Charter schools would be exempt from some sections of Florida’s sweeping teacher merit-pay law under a bill the Florida House is considering.

Critics call the proposal hypocritical.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, said today that her intent was not to “lessen standards” for charter schools and that she would submit an amendment Friday to clarify that.

Her initial proposal is included in an amendment to her multi-purpose bill, HB 903, that expands the law on charter schools — public schools run by private groups and freed from many school rules.

That amendment would exempt charter schools from having to submit new teacher evaluation

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