Florida Charter Schools: Big Business, Little Oversight
|Jeremy Rosende participates in his first-grade art class at the Renaissance Charter School in Coral Springs. Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald Staff|
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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