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An EPIC Case of Fraud in Oklahoma by John Thompson: ; at Diane Ravitch blog

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"Fraud after fraud is associated with virtual charter schools,  created by entrepreneurs with the purpose of making money.  Epic's David Chaney & Ben Harris, split at least $10 million in profits from 2013 to 2018. The Epic scandal offers some unique insights into both the for-profit charter’s culture and the nature of the school privatization movement, as well as the downsides of online instruction in an age of corporate school reform.  Their statistical and financial gamesmanship has been bad enough.Epic have undermined public schools by slandering educators and education advocates. It is their willingness to say anything and to falsely demonize opponents that has most corrupted our constitutional democracy. And that may be the saddest truth about the tragic results of the school privatization era. Why do legislators and governors allow this scam to proliferate?" READ..."

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