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In a remarkable turn of events, the federal Office of Inspector General issued a warning that charter schools posed a risk to the Department of Education's goals. In some cases, charter schools and the organizations that oversee them are posing a risk to federal education programs. The report was released just days after the US Department of Education released $245 million to increase the number of unregulated charter schools. 'Moreover, the inspector general's report found that the Education Department did not have effective internal controls to monitor, evaluate and mitigate those risks, nor did it ensure that state departments of education were overseeing charter schools and their management organizations.'

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