Private schools may no longer be able to falsify fire and health inspection reports… wait what????

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After a decade and billions of dollars, a few Florida legislators are proposing some over site to schools that take vouchers, including clamping down on their ability to falsify heath and fire inspection reports. 


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Real quick, Florida has a voucher program. Business can donate to several voucher providers in lieu of paying taxes. The students who receive the vouchers don’t have to take state tests, be taught by certified teachers (or teachers with degrees) and can take classes like intelligent design and as bad as all that is, it gets worse because most of the schools don’t even have to report how the money is spent. That’s right most of the schools just promise to spend the money on kids and for the state of Florida, that is good enough.


Some of that may be changing.


From the Orlando Sentinel:


Florida private schools that take state vouchers would face new rules — but remain free to hire teachers without college degrees — under draft legislation discussed briefly Thursday by the Florida House education committee.


Bileca’s panel would require state officials to visit all private schools before they are deemed eligible to participate in one of the scholarship programs and would require schools to give parents a list of teachers and their credentials. The proposals also would make it tougher for schools to falsify required fire and health inspection forms.


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-florida-house-scholarships-vouchers-oversight-20180117-story.html


Take a minute and read the article but I warn you don’t have liquid in your mouth when you do so, because the chances of spitting it up all over your computer are great.


Over the years Florida has done great damage to public schools and the teaching profession, while diverting millions to schools with practically no accountability even if you are for school choice you have to admit the system is messed up.


If these schools are going to continue to receive public money it is past time they received some over site as well. 

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