Federal "Race to the Top" Funds Used to Build More Florida Charter Schools in Poor Areas
This week's cover story about Mavericks in Education Florida explores the pitfalls of a for-profit charter school company that promises to help at-risk kids. Florida has been especially friendly to charter schools, allowing private companies to continue opening them using taxpayer dollars, even if they encounter academic and financial problems.
The Florida Charter School Growth Fund, partnering with the state, says it will use the "Race to the Top" money to open 30 new charter schools serving 15,000 students.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.
- Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Tequesta Teen Boaters; Families to Continue
- Anti-Flakka Campaign: "Don't Be a Guinea Pig"
- As of Today, Uber No Longer in Broward