Miami private for-profit school Centner Academy — owned by GOP mega-donors who charge up to $30,000 in tuition — bars vaccinated teachers from contact with students, citing anti-vax conspiracy theories #BecauseMiami https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/us/florida-centner-academy-vaccine.html
A private school in Miami, citing false claims, bars vaccinated teachers from contact with students.
Centner Academy advertises its support for “medical freedom from mandated vaccines,” and has recently hosted talks by antivaccine advocates.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/us/florida-centner-academy-vaccine.html
School founder and CEO Leila Centner's Instagram is packed with debunked COVID anti-mask and anti-vax conspiracy theories and right-wing propaganda, many posts flagged for misinformation #BecauseMiami http://instagram.com/leilacentner/
Two years ago, the Centners opened the academy illegally over the protests of residents — then they paid off Commissioner @KeonHardemon and Mayor @FrancisSuarez #BecauseMiami https://twitter.com/BillyCorben/status/1171894451968598017
They opened Centner Academy illegally in August 2019 without a Certificate of Occupancy, so they hired @MiamiMayor Francis Suarez's law firm to lobby the city #BecauseMiami: https://crespogramnews.com/august-27th---centner-academy-opens-thier-doors-illegally.html
Miami residents appealed the city's zoning exception for Centner Academy, then the owners made ten $1,000 "donations" from their various entities to Commissioner @KeonHardemon and, two weeks later, he personally intervened on their behalf #BecauseMiami: https://www.crespogramnews.com/sept-11th---how-easy-it-is-to-buy-politicians-in-miami.html