Nancy Loome of the Parents’ Campaign penned an article for today’s Clarion-Ledger that exposes one of the big problems with the charter school movement. It’s paid for by big businesses who have something on their minds other than your kid’s education: their profits.
From the article:
For-profits pay to influence education legislation to benefit their bottom line. Lobbyists push their agenda, donating to PACs that aren’t required to reveal their funders, running multi-million dollar ad campaigns to influence public opinion, and funding foundations that push their for-profit agenda.
K-12 Inc. is the largest of several for-profit virtual school companies that are making money hand over fist from state tax dollars, despite an abysmal record.