Monday, June 18, 2012

Florida’s Republican Legislators Still Don’t Get It | Scathing Purple Musings

Florida’s Republican Legislators Still Don’t Get It | Scathing Purple Musings:

Florida’s Republican Legislators Still Don’t Get It


An agonizing problem for any school district is what to do with their at-risk kids. The state’s professional educators and elected school boards never stop looking for ways to help these children. For these often poor, homeless, with learning disabilities, frequent discipline problems and from fractured families, its been clear for some time that there aren’t any clear-cut solutions or silver bullets.
Polk county is considering seven charter schools dedicated to this difficult student population. One Florida lawmakers doesn’t like the idea and expresses herself in a manner which demonstrates the she and her colleagues are a big part of the problem. Merissa Green writes in the Lakelend Ledger:

BARTOW | State Rep. Kelli Stargel said Friday she doesn’t understand why the Polk County School District needs to create its own charter schools to serve at-risk students.
Stargel said she had a conversation earlier this year with Superintendent of Schools Sherrie 




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