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I got your conflict of interest right here (points to pants)

by: Eric B.

Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 PM EDT


Chad Livengood at the Detroit News yesterday noted on Facebook that National Heritage* Academies, the same charter school operator that took it on the chin from the Freep's coverage of charter schools, took out prominent ad space on both the Freep's and the News' web pages yesterday. That coverage continues today, and if you have time, the entire list of stories is worth reading.

Only two years after the state’s first charter schools opened, Michigan officials sounded an alarm that charter school laws were inadequate to prevent rogue operators from scamming the system for their benefit. But the Legislature failed to act until passing a law in 2011 that still leaves huge loopholes. A time line:

Who could have predicted that mindless obedience to ideology above provable results would have produced an environment ripe for exploitation by people who are purely interested in making a buck?

*--Can we all just agree that the only people who think to use "heritage" in the title of their organization are creepily rightwing?

Eric B. :: I got your conflict of interest right here (points to pants)
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