'Politicians have created a convenient (and false) dichotomy that says nonprofit charter schools are good, and for-profit charter schools are bad. Democratic candidates to avoid confronting the dangers of privatization by saying “I am against for-profit charter schools.” Everyone cheers. BUT... Don’t be fooled; while only 2 states allow for-profit charter schools, 35 states allow for-profit Charter Management Organizations (CMOS) to run their nonprofit charter schools. 40% of the charter schools in Florida are run by for-profit charter management companies. While the individual charter is a nonprofit, it can turn over everything from hiring, to curriculum, to financial management to a for-profit corporation. In Michigan, 80% of the so-called nonprofit charter schools are run by for-profit companies. To understand how this arrangement works, read this blog.