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Federal Charter Schools Program Wasted Nearly $36 Million on Ohio Schools That Never Opened or Soon Closed

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“293 Ohio charter schools were awarded grants through the U.S. Dep't  of Ed’s Charter Schools Program (CSP)  from money that the U.S. Dep't of Ed gave to the states between 2006-2014.  At this time, at least 117 (40%) of those (Ohio) charter schools were closed or never opened at all.”  20 of the Ohio charter schools on the list never opened; ninety-seven of the Ohio charter schools receiving CSP grants opened but subsequently shut down. I suspect that hardly anybody in Ohio has heard of the 20 schools that received CSP funding but never opened. I list their names! The federal CSP awards public funding to private operators—individuals and companies—to run schools in competition with the traditional public schools. One primary problem with the CSP  is that oversight is lacking to protect the rights of the students and to protect the stewardship of tax dollars.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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