Florida is a state that apparently does not prohibit nepotism or conflicts of interest when it comes to charter schools.

The League of Women Voters in Florida studied charters and documented financial links between charter schools and legislators. 

The Miami Herald recognized years ago that Florida was creating a dual school system, and that the charters were fleecing taxpayers with little oversight or accountability.

The Miami Herald wrote about the most recent examples of family members of legislators cashing in.

”Though far removed geographically from each other, two new Florida charter schools share an uncommon feature: They both have a board member who is married to a state lawmaker heavily involved in crafting state policy on charter schools.

“Anne Corcoran, the founder of a charter school in Pasco County, is assisting with a new Tallahassee school. She’s married to Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes.

“Erika Donalds, the founder of a charter school in Collier County, is leading the effort to open a new Martin County school. Her husband is Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, who shepherded Speaker Corcoran’s bill on vouchers for bullied students in the House.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article207320264.html#storylink=cpy