Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Charter Schools USA wants us to ignore their failures.
Jonathan Hage, make that millionaire and CEO of Charter Schools USA Jonathan Hage complains about failing public schools and he says that only by putting more money into his bank account (emphasis mine) will kids have a chance.
He talks about the greatness of his charter schools while at the same time he wants us to ignore his failures (and I am sure his bank account) Tampa recently tuned down his application to start a Charter School on McDill air force base sighting the poor result of several of his schools and three schools he was given to run in Indiana buy his pal Tony “I love charter schools” Bennett all received failing grades.
Bob Sykes writes in Scathing Purple Musings, Hage’s “we are the change we’ve been waiting for” message was rich in hyperbole, but completely lacking in policy, proposals or facts on the ground. Who can blame him? His outfit earned three F’s at the three Indianapolis schools Tony Bennett handed to him – along with $6 million more of Indiana taxpayer money than he supposed to have gotten. Meanwhile, he’s in the midst of again leveraging the gamed appeals system he helped put in place to bag another building on MacDill AFB.