Ohio: School Districts Sue Facebook for Helping to Defraud Them – Education Article

Eight school districts in Ohio are suing Facebook for recruiting students for the failing online charter school ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow). Real public schools that enroll and educate real students lost money to the for-profit virtual charter school, whose owner pocketed millions and ultimately went bankrupt rather than pay back any of the millions it collected from the state. Over the nearly 20 years that ECOT operated, it received close to a billion dollars that did not go to…

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Houston: Charter School Superintendent and IT Specialist Charged with Embezzlement – Education Article

  The superintendent of a Houston charter school and a school employee have been charged with embezzling more than $250,000 from the school’s bank account.  The head of a Houston-area charter school and another school employee have been indicted on federal embezzlement charges, accused of siphoning more than $250,000 from the school for themselves and using some of the money to buy a car and condominium. A grand jury in the U.S. District Court’s Southern District of Texas handed up…

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