Gary Chartrand and his crony capitalism

State board of education member Gary Chartrand, who has
close ties to charter schools wants the state of Florida to spend seventy
million dollars on charter school maintenance and another seventy million dollars
on public school maintenance costs.  Sadly
this is better than in some years past when charters got a hundred million and
public schools didn’t get anything.
There are a little over six hundred charter schools hand a
little over 3,200 public schools in Florida. It hardly seems fair to allocate the
same amount of money for both groups of schools but it goes even worse. Many charter
schools are managed by for profit companies and business has been very good. Why
should we send more money to them, money that will either go to help their bottom
line or fix buildings that don’t belong to the public?  

For profit management companies that operate charter schools
should not see one penny more than the per pupil allotment. I thought
republicans were supposed to be against crony-capitalism.

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