From the League of Women’s Voters, charter schools study.
Senator John Legg Chair of Senate Education Committee
is co-founder and business administrator of Daysprings Academy in Port
Senator Kelli Stargel from Orange County is on board of McKeel
Academies. She is on the Education Committee and sponsored the Parent
House Budget Chairman Seth McKeel is on the board of McKeel Academy Schools in Polk County.
Anne Corcoran, wife of future House Speaker Richard Corcoran has a charter school in
Pasco County. http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/pascos-classical-prep- charter-school-delays-opening-for-a-year/1276912. Richard Corcoran is Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
Senator Anitere Flores of Miami is president of an Academica managed charter school in Doral.
Florida Representative Erik Fresen is Chair of the House Education
subcommittee on appropriations. Representative Fresen’s sister is the
Vice President of Academica and is married to the president. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida- politics/content/ethics-commission-clears-miami-rep-erik-fresen-alleged-voting-conflict.
George Levesque, Florida House lawyer cleared Erik Fresen of conflict of interest
concerns over charter schools. He is the husband of Patricia Levesque,
former Jeb Bush Deputy Chief of Staff and currently Executive Director
of the Foundation for Excellence in Education which promotes school
Representative Manny Diaz is Dean of Doral Academy, an Academica
managed school. He is the leader for the new statewide contract bill in
the Florida House. Doral College was cited by the Florida Auditor
General for a $400,000 loan from Doral Charter High School. Conflict of
Interest and procurement for Charters with federal grants: http://floridacharterschools.org/schools/taps/conflictinterest_att.pdf
So much for ethics in Florida.