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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

School accountability: Not

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Is there ANYTHING a charter school can do wrong to get the charter school shills on the state Board of Education -- led by the Walton's in-house paid charter advocate  Naccaman Williams -- to act against a law-breaking charter school?

Apparently not, judging by yesterday's Board inaction against the Dreamland Academy charter school in Little Rock. At a mninimum, probation seemed in order for a school that has been failing to pay taxes, has exceeded the enrollment cap, has run up a huge debt and which depends on unpaid staff to complete the year.

Speaking of charter schools: The blizzard of advance legislative coverage contained no shred I saw about the near certainty that the Walton moneybags will be deployed to lift the cap on open enrollment charter schools and allow their continued proliferation particularly in Pulaski County.

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