This is what happens when legislators open up the K-12 market to allow for-profit online learning companies to operate with little to no oversight.
- Oregon charter school founders accused in $20 million racketeering lawsuit
- State Attorney General Racketeering Complaint
- AllPrep charter school network leaves hundreds in lurch
- Ed Choices/All Prep Investigation update
This is the situation that many of the neo-liberal think tanks, advocacy groups, and professional associations have been arguing for in many states. They’ll say that they are against these kinds of actions – and I’m sure they don’t condone the theft of public funds. But the bottom line is the massive deregulation they call for and arguing that any real measures of oversight are needless impediments to the growth of online learning, in the end will lead to more and more situations like this one!