BRADENTON – 20 percent of Florida's charter schools close because of financial mismanagement or poor academic standards, according to a year-long study of charter schools in 28 Florida counties by the League of Women Voters of Florida.
"Charter schools could fill a niche in Florida's educational spectrum, but for many, their biggest contribution may be to corporate bottom lines," said Deirdre Macnab, President of the League of Women Voters of Florida.
With over 576 charter schools in the state, the League of Women Voters of Florida conducted a study in order to better understand the oversight, management, accountability and transparency of charter and private schools in Florida.
According to LWV, its study found that:
The League's study produced several recommendations:
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