Owner of five Jacksonville charter schools won’t send his children to one of his schools

Jonathon Hage owner of Charter Schools USA who operates five
Charter Schools in Jacksonville and 58 overall does not send his school age
children to one of his schools. This is just another example of how these
edu-mercenaries have different ideas when it comes to educating other people’s
children.
From Coral Springs.com
Charter
Schools USA operates 58 schools in several states, including Florida, for a
combined 48,000 students, however, Charter Schools USA Founder Jonathan Hage
along with his wife Sherry, Chief Academic Officer, send all four of their
children to Pine Crest Schools – a private school
 Tuition for four children at Pine
Crest Schools costs over $100,000 a year. In addition to the annual tuition,
the Hage
s are big donors to the school and last year donated over $10,000
to their annual fund.
Broward
County has “school choice” which means parents can choose to send their
children to any public or charter schools they want as long as it has space and
so long as the parents can provide the transportation. And the Hage’s certainly
have the right. But what does that say about their own schools if they’re not
good enough for their own children?
If
driving is an issue from their $1.8 million home in Coral Ridge Country Club,
rest assured. There are parents all over Broward County driving their children
to schools, including theirs, that are even further.
Charters
Schools USA runs seven schools in Broward County including: Coral Springs
Charter School, Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science, North Broward Academy
of Excellence and Renaissance Charter Schools in Coral Springs, Cooper City,
Plantation and Tamarac.
Charters
Schools USA receive $5,705 per student from the state of Florida. This doesn’t
even include additional millions in facilities funding as well as advanced
placement (AP) fees.
Let’s just do
the math: With 8,600 students attending their seven schools in Broward County,
this brings in over $49 million dollars annually for Charters Schools USA.
His schools not
being good enough for his own kids coupled with the opulent lifestyle he has
created off educating people’s children, you can bet our superintendent who
oversees three times as many schools doesn’t live in a 1.8 million dollar home,
should tell you all you need to know.

One Reply to “Owner of five Jacksonville charter schools won’t send his children to one of his schools”

  1. I am not surprised that Mr. Hage does not have confidence in his charter schools. They are nothing more than profit oriented to drain off public money to Mr. Hage and they are not really institutions for excellence in education. He cannot fool the people because they know a con man when they see one.

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