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Amos’ D.C. charter school revoked due to “fiscal mismanagement”


Kent Amos was accused of funneling $13 million from the charter schools he managed to his own for-profit management company, which operated in three campuses of the Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School. Now, the D.C. Public Charter Board has voted to revoke the school’s charter citing “a pattern of fiscal mismanagement and a breach of fiduciary duties.” “Under […]

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Chicago’s charter school greed


Deborah Quazzo, a member of the Chicago Board of Education, voted to support charter networks that “have given more than $1 million in business to companies in which [she] has an ownership stake,” reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Companies that Quazzo has a stake in have a wide reach in Chicago and some have even been hired […]

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New Orleans charter is cashing in on copper


A New Orleans charter school admitted to selling copper, stripped from the school, for cash. Leaders at the International High School of New Orleans admitted that they “removed copper components from the heating and air conditioning system… without permission from the state or the Recovery School District” even though the Orleans Parish School Board owns the building. The state […]

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