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If a Charter Chain Owns Two Luxury Condos, Can the Students Use the Hot Tub? by Diane Ravitch

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'The Houston Chronicle has taken note of the unusual expenditures of a small charter chain that found it necessary to purchase two condos in luxury apartment buildings for “office space” and “storage.” This editorial calls on the leaders of charter chains to demand a state investigation.TEA investigators must act quickly to ensure charter school funds are spent on behalf of students, and not to support the lifestyles of administrators.” This is a  wake-up call about the risks of turning public money over to private entrepreneurs without accountability or transparency.“It's easy to imagine the outrage that would ensue if Houston ISD purchased apartments in posh neighborhoods - and the inevitable electoral fallout for district trustees. With charter schools, however, voters don't have recourse to the ballot box when problems arise.'

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