Florida Charter Schools: Big Business, Little Oversight

Jeremy Rosende participates in his first-grade art class at the Renaissance Charter School in Coral Springs.
Jeremy Rosende participates in his first-grade art class at the Renaissance Charter School in Coral Springs. Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald Staff
MIAMI (2011-12-12) -

Charter schools have grown into a big business in South Florida-- a $400 million dollar a year business to be exact.

Even though charter schools get about $6,000 for every student enrolled, they continue to operate with little oversight.

The Miami Herald has been looking into the business of charter schools in a six-month investigation, revealed in three parts beginning in yesterday's paper.

Kathleen McGrory and Scott Hiaasen teamed up to tell the stories, and they shared their findings with WLRN's Phil Latzman.

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