Read 'a searing account of the charter schools operated by Southwest Key, a charity that is the nation’s largest provider of shelters for migrant children. “At East Austin College Prep in Texas, raccoons and rats invade offices and classrooms. When it rains, the roof of the main building leaks. They don’t have a cafeteri, and eat in the gym,”' Room 106 was so rickety a chair leg fell through the floor. Yet for all this, the secondary school pays almost $900,000 in annual rent.... Its landlord is also its founder. Not only does it collect rent, but it has forced them to hire its for-profit companies, which have charged high fees for everything from maintenance to school lunches.' Charters steal funding from public education.