Seminole tribe has new charter school in Florida

Nov. 1, 2007
Casino profits paid for facility on Brighton Reservation.

This school would make any parent drool. Shiny new laptops. Lessons on iPods. Handpicked teachers. Even a cafeteria with the sleek lines of a Starbucks. But this top-of-the-line elementary school isn't in some well-heeled bit of suburbia. The Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School is on the Seminole Tribe's Brighton Reservation, deep in Florida cattle country, northwest of Lake Okeechobee. For the Seminoles, proprietors of a gambling empire, this is the school that slot machines built. It's steel-and-concrete proof of how far they've come -- from dismal poverty to great wealth

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