YOUR TAX DOLLARS GOING TO PRIVATIZING OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. In its recent grant competition for the proliferation of charter schools, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $71 million to Ohio, the largest grant to any state. . Yet, the press has been filled almost daily with the latest charter scandal. In addition, the state official responsible for charter oversight ignored the low grades of online charters, who are known for their generous contributions to the GOP. Thus, when Ohio was singled out by the U.S. ED to receive a huge grant to create more charters, there was a collective gasp from the media. Here, Valerie Strauss posts a copy of the letter from the U.S. ED to Ohio, saying that it will monitor the charter grant. Right. ED didn’t know about the Ohio charter school scandals. As she says, you can’t make this stuff up.