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Ohio: Land of Charter School Scandals; by Diane Ravitch

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There is no end of charter school scandals in Ohio. Columbus Dispatch readers were shocked, shocked to learn last week that members of Imagine Columbus Primary School's charter board, protesting that they had no say in negotiating the terms of an operational contract, resigned 'en masse' over a lease imposed by the management company that had the school paying $58,000 per month in rent for space to house 150 students, as well as other issues related to the viability of the school.Imagine a charter chain or a real estate empire? A breathless world awaits the answer.'Conflict of interest? When the friend of a governor is appointed to a commission to study the feasibility of charter schools and, using his insider knowledge, forms a charter school management company to coincide with the enactment of the legislation, ...designed so that a political friend and a family member profits from...
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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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