“If a charter is failing out of the starting gate, it tells me somebody is not doing their job and ensuring they have financial wherewithal,” says Jim Horne, who chairs the Florida Charter School Alliance.
“The responsibility for approving charters rests with school districts. They’re not handcuffed. They don’t have to approve everything that comes through the door. I encourage them to do their job. I don’t like bad actors doing bad things for charter schools.”