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Report: Federal Funds Wasted on Problem Charters Exceeds $1 Billion

The report “Asleep at the Wheel” published by the Network for Public Education (NPE) detailed federal funds spent on charter schools that never opened or that closed because of mismanagement or for other reasons.

NPE Executive Director and report author Carol Burris now concludes, “The waste and fraud may be worse than the original report stated.” The report found 1,203 charter schools in 15 states either never opened or have closed. That represents 40 percent of the total grantees.

Read “A report that detailed up to $1 billion in wasted federal funds on bad charter schools may have underestimated the problem,” by Valerie Strauss, Washington Post.

July 16, 2019