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Alan Singer: Is Promesa the "Worst Charter Chain" in the Nation?; Diane Ravitch

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  'Promesa, is a  Texas charter chain is owned by Southwest Key, which uses its “non-profit” profits to pay hefty salaries to corporate and charity leaders and to stockpile tens of millions of dollars in reserves. Its former president $ wife were paid a combined $2 million a year. The foundation is now under federal investigation but their charter operation has tried to escape its reputation by rebranding and now calls itself Promesa Public Schools. It opened new campuses in fall 2018 .At one Texas Promesa charter school site, vermin roam the halls, offices, and classrooms and the roof leaks when it rains.  Betsy DeVos would say that as long as parents “choose” to send their children to vermin-infested profit centers, then all is well. As usual, the answer probably lies in marketing, branding, and promises that ignore reality. Sadly, many parents are gullible and believe the former.'

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