Take the time to watch as John Oliver brilliantly lays out the truth about for-profit charters on his HBO Show, “Last Week Tonight,” Sunday, August 21, 2016. (language warning)
The charter school industry is fully funded by our tax dollars, yet there is little oversight or transparency as to how these dollars are spent. These schools are supposed to be centers of innovation, instead they are chains of replication, privatization and profit.
Sadly, this is about money and power, not what’s best for our children. States spend $800 billion on public education annually, $19 billion in Florida. Ever since the unsecured loan/credit default fiasco of 2008, privatizers have been drooling over that evergreen pile of tax payer cash spent on public schools. They don’t see this money as a shared community investment in our children. It’s just a glorious pot of gold ripe for private profit, not a public asset that belongs to us.
Watch this video and share. Then find out which candidates support unfettered charter expansion before you vote.