Source: San Francisco Chronicle
By: Jill Tucker
Date: March 24, 2015
California’s 1,100 charter schools are subject to insufficient financial oversight, lax practices that leave the door wide open to fraud, mismanagement and abuse, according to a report released Tuesday by a trio of education policy groups, including Public Advocates.
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“California already spends too little on public education, so it’s critical to ensure that this money actually goes where it’s intended — to serve kids,” said Hilary Hammell, an attorney at Public Advocates. “When charter school operators misappropriate public education money, our state’s most vulnerable families suffer.”