It cuts funding for public schools, devastates health care, and ignores the will of the voters on the environment. It’s Florida’s proposed state budget, it’s an absolute disgrace, and Gov. Scott needs to veto it.
Nationwide, more than 2.5 million students are enrolled in over 6,000 charter schools. In recent years, Florida’s Republican lawmakers and governors like Rick Scott have funneled more and more taxpayer-funded handouts to for-profit charter schools.
Gov. Scott has been busy trying to whitewash his terrible record on public education. As the 2013-2014 school year begins, it's time for a reality check. Progress Florida released the below graphic today which lists a sampling of recent headlines of local school districts still struggling despite Scott's rosy rhetoric.