It’s done. Broward filed the lawsuit against Florida’s HB 7069 on Monday, 10/16.
Twelve districts joined Broward in calling out the new law for unconstitutionally increasing the authority of charter “Schools of Hope,” while lowering their accountability and threatening school funding. But, supporters of HB 7069 say it’s about time low performing traditional public schools get some competition.
The law “mandates the use of standard ‘one size fits all’ contracts with terms forced upon a local district school board by the state and by unelected charter school operators,” a media release said. “An authorized charter school system may serve as local education agencies in direct competition with public school districts. It allows charters to operate as public schools over which the local electorate that is funding them has no authority to change leadership or influence policy.”
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