The Tampa Bay Times wrote an editorial urging the state to reject a for-profit charter school at an Air Base.

The base already has an on-base public school that was A-rated by the state for 12 of the past 13 years.

But Governor Rick Scott encouraged the creation of a charter on the base. As the editorial says, the local school board rejected the application:

“But organizers now are appealing to the state Board of Education, and why not? Gov. Rick Scott directed the proposal’s organizers early on, records show — and he appointed all six members of the Board of Education that will hear the case. The board should put politics aside and deny this appeal. That would be best for military families, local control and the integrity of the charter school process.”