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Teachers, activists in Tampa blast ‘schools of hope’ legislation

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Two weeks ago, the Florida House spent more than three hours debating a bill to attract specialized, high-performing charter schools to Florida as an alternative to struggling public schools. On Thursday, with time running out in the 2017 Session, teacher union officials, educators and activists denounced the controversial $200 million spending plan (HB 1505) at a news conference outside of Essrig Elementary School in northwest Tampa. “Diverting $200 million in our taxpayer money away from our children’s public schools to unaccountable…

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