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Arizona: Online High School,Collects $10 Million Profit in One Year, and DeVos Wants More of Them; by Diane Ravitch

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In Arizona, a new online high school is returning remarkable profit:  “This is worst case of a private citizen profiting from the actions of a non-profit organization imaginable. There is a charade going on in the charter school industry, both in Arizona and around the nation, that allows charter owners like Damian Creamer to control non-profit charter schools to enrich their for-profit subsidiaries – and themselves,” says  Jim Hall, a retired educator, who started an organization called Arizonans for Charter School Accountability; he has a well-documented, horrifying story to tell about the defrauding of taxpayers. Apparently, good works mean less than good profits. '  Our new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is very enthusiastic about virtual charter schools, even though the research shows that students don’t learn much while enrolled in them.' 

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