Valerie Strauss writes here about the abject apology by Tom Torkelsen of the IDEA corporate charter chain for his company’s lavish spending.
Tom Torkelson, chief executive of IDEA Public Schools, issued a letter (see in full below) to the IDEA community saying he has sometimes “pushed us to a place that’s hard to defend” in his effort to be “entrepreneurial and different from traditional education systems.”
“I’m sorry I put IDEA and our friends in that position,” he said.
Charter schools are publicly funded but privately operated. Supporters say they offer valuable alternatives to families that do not like…
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