A state audit of a chain of independent study charter schools, known as Options for Youth and Opportunities for Learning, has found widespread accounting problems and conflicts of interest and recommends that the Department of Education try to recover up to $57 million in overpayments.And this audit is of just one charter chain in the state.
Aimed at students who have dropped out of traditional high schools, the campuses serve about 15,000 teenagers through 40 storefront sites across the state, including 11 in the Los Angeles area. .
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Charter School Corruption, Cont'd
In a story that is less and less novel and more and more predictable, here is the result of the latest state audit, this time in California, of another of the unproven and reckless experiments to replace the public school. From the L.A. Times: