Florida legislators say charters need more scrutiny

Dec. 4, 2007
Senate committee issues recommendations for reform

Florida's 358 charter schools need greater academic scrutiny and tighter fiscal supervision, according to recommendations by a state Senate committee. The report takes aim at the large numbers of charters that do not receive annual state grades handed out to public schools. Lack of a grade, a state decision often resulting from a charter's small classes or large populations of special-education students, leaves the public unaware of how well students are learning.

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