Michigan Charter And Cyber School Bills Lack Quality Controls

posted on 20 Sep 2013 16:06 by piastonmoltipa

Pa. Cyber Charter School stops paying legal fees of founder after indictment

But Doug Pratt, a spokesperson for the MEA, said his group wouldn't support the bill even with quality measures added. "The charter cap in and of itself is an important piece of accountability," Pratt said. "If you don't have a limit on charter schools, there's no pressure to ensure that they are performing and what they're trying to do is working." Charter-school effectiveness is not a given in Detroit. A recent Detroit News analysis found charter high schools in Detroit performed worse than traditional public schools.
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Cyber-charter schools: Are they making the grade?

Cyber Charter School stops paying legal fees of founder after indictment View full size Nick TrombettaThe Associated Press/2011 Fifty-eight-year-old Nicholas Trombetta has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the school had already paid at least $200,000 to Trombetta's attorney before he was indicted before voting Monday to cease payments. Trombetta allegedly bought a $1 million Florida condominium, houses for his girlfriend and mother, and spent nearly $1 million on living expenses since 2006. Federal prosecutors say he tucked away most of the rest of the money in a shell company for his retirement.
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"I love to know what you're thinking." In a nearby room, moderators made sure the lesson flowed smoothly. As class wound down, Throckmorton asked a final question. "These are all very good ideas," she said. "If you've given me a response, you are free to exit the room.
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