The scandals at charter schools keep happening, and no one seems to care.
Here is the latest: officials at a Cleveland charter accused of stealing $1.8 million.
It happens because charters are deregulated and unsupervised. Deregulation invites plunder and fraud.
Isn’t that what we learned when Wall Street nearly collapsed the economy in 2008? Isn’t that what we learned from the Madoff scandal?
Charter defenders will send an article about a principal who pocketed $2,000 in loose change.
But I defy them to find an example of a public school where the people in charge wrote themselves checks for nearly $2 million.