In the works: A major expansion of charter schools in FL?

While educators, lobbyists, and media outlets have closely watched the debate over vouchers for kids to attend private schools with public money, a less-noticed initiative has gotten steam in the Legislature: A potential expansion of charter schools. … A school district “shall” enter into a performance-based agreement to open charter schools “to serve students from persistently low-performing schools and students residing in a Florida Opportunity Zone,” the legislation reads. That’s significant because there are 427 communities designated as Opportunity Zones, according to the state, all of which could be a spot for a charter school to set up. These particular charter schools are called “Schools of Hope.”

In the works: A major expansion of charter schools in FL?