Tag: Hillsborough County and charter schools

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews charter school principals denied renewal by local school board

On this episode, Tuthill talks to Amy Sams, principal of Southshore Academy in Riverview, and Cuwana Lawson, principal of Woodmont Charter School in Temple Terrace, about the Hillsborough County School Board’s rejection of their renewal applications and the board’s subsequent reversal of the decision on the heels of pressure from[Read More…]

Florida Board of Education orders reversal of school board’s charter school rejection

Florida education officials today ordered a Tampa Bay area school board to reverse its rejection of renewal applications from four charter schools, an action that it took just two months before the expected return of 2,200 students. State board members unanimously approved an order drafted by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran[Read More…]

Stop forcing Hillsborough kids to attend failing schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from state Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater, appeared today on the Tampa Bay Times. There can be no argument that the Hillsborough County School Board is struggling to find its footing. The members seem to be flailing about looking for answers to the very real problems they[Read More…]

K-12 peonage lives on in Hillsborough County Public Schools

After fighting the bloodiest war in our nation’s history, the United States abolished slavery, or rather it tried to abolish slavery. The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist[Read More…]