Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 8 Share on Twitter 2 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H3'ed 12/10/19

Federal government wasted millions of dollars on charter schools that never opened; Valerie Strauss

Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (22 fans)
Fraud
Fraud
(Image by Got Credit)
  Details   DMCA

Alert! 'More than 35 % of charter schools  funded by the federal Charter School Program either never opened or were shut down, costing taxpayers more than half a billion dollars, according to a new report, titled “Still Asleep at the Wheel,”  which reviewed records of nearly 5,000 schools.'  The disbursement of over one billion dollars during the program’s first decade was never monitored for its impact or results. There is no record of which schools received the funds. '537 'ghost schools' never opened but received more than $45.5 million in federal start-up funding--which is  11% of all the schools.' An excerpt: 'How the Federal Charter Schools Program Results in a Pileup of Fraud and Waste,' takes up where our first report left off; it provides detailed information, state by state, on how federal dollars were doled out to schools that no longer exist or never existed at all.'



Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.washingtonpost.com

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram Page

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...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Other Series: View All 644 Articles in "DON'T MISS THIS!"

Other Series: View All 221 Articles in "Ending democracy: end the institution of public schools"

Other Series: View All 413 Articles in "FRAUD & Mendacity."

Other Series: View All 24 Articles in "Grand Theft"

Other Series: View All 455 Articles in "PRIVITIZATION."

Other Series: View All 954 Articles in "Public ignorance & those who use this"

Other Series: View All 760 Articles in "Shameful"

Other Series: View All 220 Articles in "War on teachers and the profession"

Other Series: View All 516 Articles in "wrecking Ball"

Other Series: View All 167 Articles in "wWonderful writing ....must reads"

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: