Tag: PolitiFact

Who will put these charter school lies to rest?

Florida’s charter schools receive far less funding for facilities than their district-run counterparts. That funding has eroded over time, and has now reached a “desperate point.” PolitiFact Florida recently underscored this truth with an analysis that found that after the latest round of facilities funding cuts, charter schools now receive[Read More…]

PolitiFact misreads Wisconsin voucher research

Speaking before the Milwaukee Rotary Club on May 6th, Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke claimed the state’s school voucher program “has no research that shows that it’s going to improve student learning.” PolitiFact Wisconsin examined some school choice research and noted Burke’s claim was an “overstatement,” but then rated it[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, tax credit scholarships and a question about parent trigger

Charter schools. Brooksville’s first charter school, one with a STEM focus, will open this fall, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Competition from charter schools is forcing the Palm Beach County school district to think harder about its needs and priorities, reports the Palm Beach Post. Charters are also sparking debate among Palm Beach[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Class size, charter funding, PolitiFact on Rick Scott & more

PolitiFact on PIRLS. PolitiFact looks into Gov. Rick Scott’s statement about how well Florida fourth-graders fared on the recent PIRLS results. The ruling: Mostly True. Charter school funding. Palm Beach district officials are upset by state budget proposals that would once again give a modest amount of capital outlay money[Read More…]