Judge rules against Citizens & FL spent $4M defending the status quo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On May 24th, Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds ruled in favor of the State and against Citizens for Strong Schools following a four week trial in March.  As plaintiffs, we at Fund Education Now are disappointed Judge Reynolds felt Florida’s funding inequities are not actionable and are deeply concerned that he failed to recognize the tremendous burden…

Failing our kids: 50% of all low-graduation schools are Virtual & Charter

A new report issued by Johns Hopkins University, Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic has found that charter, virtual and alternative schools are failing to graduate huge numbers of students compared to district schools. Lynn Hatter, WFSU notes: “Researchers found 52 percent of the nation’s low-graduation-rate high schools are charter, virtual and…