Class size versus charter schools, one works one doesn’t. Hint, it’s charter schools that doesn’t.

At the same time the state is voting to further limit the
class size amendment, something the people of Florida have voted for three
times, because Tallahassee does not want to pay for it, they have voted to
force local school districts to share local tax revenue with charter schools,
many of which are run by for profit management companies.
Smaller classes are one of the few reforms that has actual evidence
that says it works, charter schools of which over 270 have opened and taken
public money in Florida leaving families and communities in a lurch cannot say
that. The Stanford Credo charter schools study, the definitive study on
charters says, they as a group under perform in Florida, when compared to public
schools.
Why is Tallahassee forcing districts to invest in an
arguably failed reform while ignoring the will of the people and gutting one
that has evidence saying it works? The answer as usual is follow the money as
charter school operators are some of the biggest supporters of the republican legislators
in Tallahassee. It’s crony capitalism with our children paying the price.

We should demand our representatives do what is right for the
children of Florida instead of doing what is best for the profit margin of their
supporters.   

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