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Chartered: Florida is No. 2 in the country for charter school closures

Many think charter schools offer a better learning experience for children. 10investigates discovered that is not necessarily the case.

Jennifer Titus, Lauren Powell

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Lincoln Memorial Academy was a charter school located in Palmetto. The school opened in 2018. One year later, the school was returned to the Manatee County School system after it was discovered the water was going to be shut off because of unpaid bills.

Teachers were also complaining they were not being paid, and another school employee had been convicted of a felony.

An investigation into the school uncovered widespread evidence of ‘systematic dysfunction.’ But this is not the first charter school in the state to run into problems.