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Study Examines The Effectiveness Of Florida Charter Schools

Lucy Gray

As the number of charter schools in Florida grows, how well are these schools performing?

Charter schools are privately owned and managed, but are under contract to public school districts and funded by the taxpayers and accountable to the public. 

With over 576 charter schools in Florida, the League of Women Voters of Florida did a study to better understand the oversight, management, accountability and transparency of charter schools in the state.  

Angela DeMonbreun, president of League of Women Voters of the First Coast, Bernadette Miron, member of the LWV Charter School Study Committee, and Trey Csar, president of Jacksonville Public Education Fund joined Karen Feagins to discuss the results of the study and the impact of charter schools on the First Coast.

You can follow Karen Feagins on Twitter @karenfeagins.

Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several years as a commercial television reporter. She joinedWJCTin 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries includingBeluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.