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Charter school scandals of the day

Charter schools are by design a griftogenic environment, so operators are at their most creative in figuring out ways to benefit themselves:

September 19, 2019
A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South
Amanda Johnson opened the Mississippi Delta's first rural charter school, Clarksdale Collegiate in Clarksdale, MS in the face of protest.
Source: hechingerreport.org

September 19, 2019
Calls mount for investigation of Inspire charter schools
County superintendents and California's charter school association have both inquired about a state investigation of Inspire
Source: www.sandiegouniontribune.com

September 18, 2019
Manipulating Data for the Benefit of Charter Schools
Instead of providing parents with information, The School Performance Framework (SPF) was doctored to serve the needs of charter schools.
Source: patch.com

September 18, 2019
Anderson: Former CEO of Manatee County charter school stood to profit from contract
Eddie Hundley's business stood to make $1.4 million from the school he ran.
Source: www.heraldtribune.com

September 18, 2019
Ex-San Diego Charter School Teacher Sentenced Two Years for Sex With Student | KPBS
Robert Ian Famania, 38, pleaded guilty in June to a single felony count of committing a lewd act on a child.
Source: www.kpbs.org

September 18, 2019
Frustrated parents want under-performing charter school closed | WREG.com
Frustrated and disappointed parents are demanding that Southwest Early College High School, a charter school, be shut down.
Source: wreg.com

September 16, 2019
A hurt that runs deep: Former Duluth Edison parent, liaison claim racial bias at school
Kali Proctor never imagined when she sent her son off to kindergarten at Raleigh Academy, a Duluth Edison Charter School, he would come home one day and tell his mom he didn’t want to be black anymore.
Source: www.duluthnewstribune.com

September 12, 2019
LASD accuses Bullis Charter School of discriminatory enrollment practices
The Los Altos School District sent a strongly worded letter to the Santa Clara County Board of Education demanding that it prevent
Source: www.mv-voice.com

September 12, 2019
Scottsdale charter school to shut its doors this Friday
Arts Academy of Scottsdale used it small class sizes as a selling point to parents. But the classes got too small for the school to stay open.
Source: www.azfamily.com

September 11, 2019
Rowan County charter school placed on ‘allotment restrictions’ amid financial, leadership concerns
The sanctions came after school leaders were unable to competently discuss the details of its more than $1 million budget with certainty or adequately explain why a convicted felon was added to the board of directors.
Source: pulse.ncpolicywatch.org

September 8, 2019
The warnings about safety came for months. But regulators didn’t force Monument Academy to make changes.
Students at Monument Academy Public Charter School fought during the school day, routinely destroyed school property and simply left campus without permission.
Source: washingtonpost.com

August 29, 2019
Coghill violated federal and state special education law, school district says | The Lens
The Gentilly Woods school must make up services to at least nine students.
Source: thelensnola.org

August 28, 2019
Schools Tied to A3 Charter School Scandal Will All Close - Voice of San Diego
An online charter school empire whose leaders have been charged with enrolling fake students and misappropriating $80 million in public funds will be forced to close all of its schools across California.
Source: www.voiceofsandiego.org

August 28, 2019
Jonetta rose barras: No justice for a 12-year-old DC girl who died by suicide
A few years before Stormiyah Denson-Jackson took her own life in her dormitory at SEED Public Charter School, Scott Pearson told the leader of FOCUS, a charter lobbying group, to ignore the mandates of the South Capitol Street Memorial Amendment Act
Source: thedcline.org

August 28, 2019
Taught by substitute teachers, Michigan charter school students relied on YouTube
The Universal Academy in Detroit received notoriety in June when a video went viral of the co-salutatorians criticizing the value of their education. Concerns over schools’ reliance on subs remain.
Source: www.bridgemi.com

August 28, 2019
Officials: Charter school served unsafe food to students
An audit showed Lincoln Memorial Academy was $500,000 in debt and had $780,000 in unpaid invoices. The School District of Manatee County says that’s why it revoked the Palmetto school’s charter in...
Source: www.fox13news.com

August 28, 2019
Nashville school board votes to close Knowledge Academies charter school
Knowledge Academies faced scrutiny over its finances and other activities of its former CEO.
Source: www.tennessean.com

August 24, 2019
KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg sues charter school network for defamation
Mike Feinberg, co-founder of KIPP, filed a defamation lawsuit against the national charter network Thursday in a bid to force the organization to turn over information to rebut the sexual abuse and harassment allegations that led to his firing.
Source: www.houstonchronicle.com

August 24, 2019
Landlord seeks to evict Plato Academy charter school in Trinity over unpaid rent
The sides have been embroiled in legal disagreements since shortly after the death of Plato founder Steve Christopoulos.
Source: www.tampabay.com

August 24, 2019
Tenn. substitute teacher who says she killed man is put in classroom with victim's sibling
A Tennessee substitute teacher who told police she killed a young man in a drug deal last month was then assigned to a classroom with the victim's sibling, according to the group that runs the charter school.
Source: cbsaustin.com

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Teach for America $ 9,036,850
Hiawatha Academies $ 6,222,658
Minnesota Comeback $ 4,924,769
Charter School Partners $ 4,871,464
MinnCAN $ 4,155,592
KIPP Minnesota $ 4,119,894
Harvest Preparatory Charter School $ 3,099,438
Great MN Schools $ 2,780,000
Educators 4 Excellence, Inc. $ 2,620,300
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. (PIE Network) $ 2,342,289
Students for Education Reform $ 1,985,000
Charlemagne Institute - nee Intellectual Takeout $ 1,467,000
Wildflower Foundation $ 1,410,000
Harvest Network of Schools $ 1,229,266
Montessori Training Center of Minnesota, Inc. $ 969,256
Ed Allies $ 596,500
Minnesota Wildflower Montessori School $ 450,000
Total: $ 52,280,276