Monday, March 02, 2015
Ohio taxpayers have been concerned that their money is being misused to prop up failing charter schools. Now, the failing charter system in Ohio has been noticed by people outside of our state.
During a day of panel discussions with education reporters and experts at the University of Colorado Boulder, national and local school choice supporters had plenty to say about Ohio.
None of it, however, was good.....
....Among the lowest performing charter school operators continually identified by Ziebarth, Petrilli and other panelists were: K12 Inc., a national company that operates Ohio Virtual Academy and Insight of Ohio; the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an Ohio online charter school owned by political contributor Bill Lager; and White Hat Management, an Akron-based company founded by local industrialist David Brennan, who pioneered Ohio’s charter school movement.....
Unfortunately, Gov. Kasich and the Ohio Republicans won't stop funding these charters. Kasich even wants to send more money to these failing schools! Why would they refuse to stop the charter school waste? The charter school groups are major contributors to Republican candidates.