Parent trigger, charter reform pass House
A contentious "parent trigger" bill passed the Florida House on Thursday after an impassioned debate over whether it would help children at failing public schools or benefit only private-management companies that might be tapped to run those campuses.
The House also passed a charter-school bill that aims to avoid a repeat of NorthStar High School, the failed Orange County school that sparked outrage last year when the Orlando Sentinel reported that it paid the outgoing principal more than $500,000, in addition to her $305,000 a year in salary and bonuses. The payout came as the... read more
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