DeVos and the Charter Fraud in Michigan: $1 Billion Down the Drain

Diane Ravitch's blog

Michigan has one of the worst charter sectors in the nation, according to the Detroit Free Press, which conducted a year-long investigation of charters in the state. The people of Michigan pay $1 billion a year for a sector in which 80% of the charters operate for profit, in which there is neither accountability nor transparency, in which conflicts of interests don’t matter. Billionaire Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick and other members of the DeVos family control education issues in the Republican-dominated legislature with their generous campaign contributions. Governor Rick Snyder is DeVos’s personal puppet. And the state continues to waste public money on failing schools because they are privately run. No regulation needed!

This is Billionaire Betsy DeVos’s idea of how education should work!

The Detroit Free Press writes:

Michigan taxpayers pour nearly $1 billion a year into charter schools — but state laws regulating charters are among…

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