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Analyst: Florida Charter School Plans Have Potential Pluses, Problems

Jun 5, 2017

School officials and teachers unions across the state have expressed outrage over a comprehensive education bill passed by the Florida legislature, and are calling for a veto from Gov. Rick Scott. Their objections stem -- in part -- from a requirement that public schools share local taxpayer revenue with charter schools for capital projects.

 WUSF's Robin Sussingham spoke with Mike Petrilli,  school choice proponent and  president of the  Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education policy think tank in Washington DC, about the criticism over charter school funding.