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Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: Federal Charter School Spending, Insufficient Authorizer Oversight, and Poor State & Local Oversight Leads to Growing Fraud Problem in Charter Schools

Two years ago, the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) issued a report demonstrating that charter schools in 15 states—about one-third of the states with charter schools—had experienced over $100...

05/31/2016 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice

Whose Opportunity? Profiting Off of School Turnaround and Takeover in Atlanta

The “Opportunity School District” (“OSD”) is a proposed, statewide takeover district that would allow the state to seize control of up to 100 “failing” schools for between five and 10 years. This is...

02/5/2016 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice

System Failure: Louisiana's Broken Charter School Law

In the ten years since Hurricane Katrina, post-storm changes to the state’s charter school law have dramatically grown the number of charter schools in the state. Since 2005, charter school...

05/12/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

The Tip of the Iceberg: Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, And Abuse

Escalating Fraud Warrants Immediate Federal and State Action to Protect Public Dollars and Prevent Financial Mismanagement

04/27/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Risking Public Money: California Charter School Fraud

In 1992, California became the second state in the nation to pass legislation authorizing the creation of charter schools. Since the law’s passage, which originally authorized 100 charter schools,...

03/19/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice

Risking Public Money: Illinois Charter School Fraud

In 2010, fourteen years after Illinois passed its charter school law, the U.S. Department of Education raised a red flag about the state’s oversight of fiscal controls at its charter schools,...

01/29/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Risking Public Money: New York Charter School Fraud

Sixteen years following the passage of New York’s Charter School Act, the number of charter schools in New York has grown dramatically. Over the last 10 years, charter student enrollment has...

12/1/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Fraud and Financial Mismanagement in Pennsylvania's Charter Schools

Charter school officials have defrauded at least $30 million intended for Pennsylvania school children since 1997. Yet every year virtually all of the state’s charter schools are found to be...

10/1/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

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