Charter Schools Owe State Millions

Staff, Austin American-Statesman, Nov 25, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

We have seen this elsewhere (Philadelphia, say) but once again we are seeing that one of the major problems with private schooling is private sector ethics and accounting practices. This short item is a case in point, suggesting that lax enforcement and over-reporting by charter schools are costing the state of Texas millions of dollars of unrecoupable losses. "We're investigating multiple charter schools for various allegations of fraudulent activity related to their request for and receipt of state money," Greg Cox, who leads the Public Integrity Unit.
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