By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel Florida lawmakers want to give parents the power to dictate the future of poorly performing public schools, sparking criticism from parent advocates and others that the effort is part of a continuing campaign to privatize education.
B. A. Birch New data has shown that many high poverty schools are being shortchanged by their districts — despite federal law ruling otherwise. Nine out of every 10 students at Hiawassee Elementary in Orange County live in poverty. And federal data shows that the school district spends about $2,065 on teachers per student. However, … Continue reading