West Coast Rulings Are Going Against Charter Schools - Wait What? Jonathan Pelto has covered the charter school scams and scandals in Connecticut where the charters with the highest scores don't accept the lowest performing students! The same cast of characters and hedge fund managers are pushing privatization of public schools across the nation as this article by Sarah Darer Littman. describes: “close attention to several interesting legal developments on the West Coast, which could have significant implications here in the Nutmeg State.”'In other words the Washington state court finally issued a ruling confirming what many of us here in Connecticut have been saying for years: charters are siphoning off taxpayer money from the public school system without sufficient (if any) accountability. Calling them “public schools” is merely convenient political fiction.'