A charter school founder pleaded guilty today to five counts of theft and records tampering in relation to charges he misused school funds and services to improve his home.
Wilson Willard III, founder of the W.E.B. DuBois Academy in Over-the-Rhine, faced 14 charges, including theft, telecommunications fraud, tampering with school records and unauthorized use of property. If he had gone to court and been convicted on all charges, he could have faced up to 35 years in prison.
Even with the five charges he pleaded guilty to Tuesday, Willard could face up to 14 and a half years in prison, plus fines. . . .
"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, November 18, 2008
Charter Operators Crime Log, Tuesday Edition
This guy didn't need no stinkin' oversight: