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SHOCKER! Massive Charter Scandal Stretches from Ohio to Florida by Diane Ravitch

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When will the mainstream media report this story? The Akron Beacon-Joirnal reports on a multi-state charter scandal. 'The founder of an Akron-area charter school company is accused of using thousands of dollars parents paid for student lunches & uniforms, and millions more from Ohio & Florida taxpayers to fund home mortgages, plastic surgery, extensive world travel, credit card debt & more.'Criminal charges filed last week in Florida against Marcus May also allege he improperly used private and public funds earmarked for students’ education to expand his charter school empire in Columbus, Akron, Cleveland & Dayton.Florida officials are investigating; Ohio officials don't seem to care. The story goes on to detail massive fraud, double-billing, and other misappropriation of public money.  Betsy DeVos won't care. As long as parents are choosing these schools, why worry about the money?

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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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