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Miami NewTimes writes 'Mavericks charter schools don't live up to big promises'

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December

Pinellas County has two Mavericks charter schools designed for students at risk of dropping out. In a story published this morning, the Miami NewTimes reports that...

"...so far, Mavericks' lofty goals haven't materialized. Most of their schools graduate less than 15 percent of eligible students. On state report cards, the schools get "incompletes" because so few of their students take the FCAT. In Homestead, meanwhile, two former teachers filed whistleblower lawsuits alleging the school there is inflating attendance records and failing to report grades properly. Plus there are rampant financial questions, cozy ties between Mavericks and local politicians, and a legal fight with former celebrity spokesman Dwyane Wade."

Read the full story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:47am]

    

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