Roll Call: Why Wasn’t Duval Teacher Fired?; Report Charges Colleges Of Profiteering; Hillsborough Charter Closed
Duval County schools are facing questions after a teacher is charged with abuse, in Tuesday’s education headlines.
Duval School Board members to discuss teacher arrested on 6 sexual charges – A former Duval County elementary school teacher of the year has been charged with six counts of sexual crimes against a child. The teacher had previously been accused in 2009, but school district officials said there wasn’t enough evidence to fire the teacher. The Florida Times-Union
Keiser, Kaplan among private colleges blasted in Senate report – “The two-year investigation blasted a for-profit education industry for soaking up federal student aid to the tune of $32 billion a year by recruiting students with the promise they could rely on government aid and loans to pay tuitions that are usually far higher than those charged by public colleges. “ The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Hillsborough school board revokes charter of A.T. Jones academy – The Hillsborough County school board will close a charter school unable to pay its bills. The Tampa Tribune
Group wants School Board candidates to take a stand on Islamic organization – A conservative political group wants school board candidate to require parental consent before listening to speakers from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Tampa Bay Times