Why the Connecticut charter school program is reeling from scandal

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 16, 2014 5:13 p.m.

    Bottom line, somebody posing as Dr. and being a convicted felon wouldn't make it to a leadership position in the regular public school system...

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    July 15, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    Charter schools are a scam - period.

  • cocosweet Sandy, UT
    July 15, 2014 8:02 a.m.

    I'm not a fan of charters, too many have little to no oversight. I'll never forget the charter school in Florida that lost their lease and dragged the kids to the library to be taught until they could find some place to go. I've seen charter schools that promote certain (under the covers) religions or political agendas (Freedom Academy? John Hancock Academy? I'm sure they promote no agenda). However the most, in my opinion, pressing issue is that these charter schools take money from general educational facilities and move it to organizations that cater to middle to upper level income families. Creating an even wider chasm between the poor and middle class. We want the poor to be self-sufficient? (I do) then give them a decent chance by providing the best education possible.