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Accountability for thee but not for me


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The Toledo Blade is practically begging the state legislature to hold charter schools accountable: Don’t delay charter reform. And no wonder. The excerpts below from an Akron Beacon Journal article, “Ohio online charter schools not accountable for students who do poorly in first year,”show the absurdity of the state’s charter school laws. Some dropout schools […]

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Imagine Schools to Ohio: “See You in Court!”


When the Ohio Department of Education moved to close two imagine charters for “overall poor performance,” Imagine Schools responded like someone trying to get out of a speeding ticket: it’s suing the state for failing to close schools that perform even worse. As reported in the Akron Beacon Journal: The lawsuit alleges that the state […]

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White Hat may cash in on 12 schools


White Hat Management may sell off the management of 12 schools in Ohio. Who will they sell to? Pansophic Learning, a company started by Ron Packard, founder and former CEO of K12, Inc. Pansophic is a¬†Virginia-based,¬†for-profit operator. The contracts give the management company as much as 95 percent of state funding for the 12 schools, […]

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