A recent announcement in a Florida paper is a glowing piece of corporate charter school PR spin. Imagine Schools - the for-profit corporation backed by various real estate investors - is described as "a public, tuition-free charter school." It's certainly tuition-free - but it's hardly a public school. Better yet, the announcement describes the school as a place where "leaders aim to create a culture that asks parents, teachers and students to work together to make decisions." At the end of the day, however, the most important factor is Imagine Schools and it's real estate leeches that ensure financial gains; education is a distant second in this greedy quest. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Imagine Schools has spread in Jeb Bush's Florida.
From the Herald Tribune (FL):