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.
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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.