"No excuse schools have notoriously high rates of student suspensions and expulsions and high rates of student attrition. Students who have a hard time complying with the rigid rules are suspended so often they leave, or are sometimes"counseled" into believing that leaving would be in their best interest"

Too much Cashing in on Kids. "Allegations of fiscal mismanagement at a now-defunct charter school in Kansas City. Questions in New Orleans about how taxpayer dollars are allocated and spent at charters. Sweetheart deals among charter officials in Rochester, New York, and charges that a flagship New York City charter is kicking out students who need the most help."

Steve Van Zant coached districts on how to approve out-of-town charters, and now the San Diego district attorney’s office has arraigned Van Zant on on a felony conflict-of-interest charge.