Overheard in Florida

“I’m concerned that our Legislature is succumbing to the mega-Wall Street charter school operations that are certainly not local and are far removed from the public.”Dan Boyd, superintendent of the Alachua County school system, to the Gainesville Sun, on his fears that a Florida law encouraging the expansion of high-performing charter schools will attract profit-making academies to his district.

“We’re not from Wall Street, we’re from Fort Lauderdale.”Jon Hage, the president and CEO of Charter Schools USA, in the same Gainesville Sun story.

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BY Adam Emerson

Editor of redefinED, policy and communications guru for Florida education nonprofit