12/11/2007

Because of weak oversight of Florida charter schools, parents who chose charters are essentially gambling on their children's future since roughly 40% are exempt from the state's grading system, writes the Orlando Sentinel editorial board. Charters must be accountable for their performance through the same grading system that covers all other public schools and for their finances, via more frequent audits and quicker state intervention if a financial red flag crops up.

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