Monday, December 26, 2016

Schooling in the Ownership Society: New for-profit ed management company won't pull Ohio charters out of the muck.

Schooling in the Ownership Society: New for-profit ed management company won't pull Ohio charters out of the muck.:

New for-profit ed management company won't pull Ohio charters out of the muck.


Few states rely so heavily on for-profit management companies as does Ohio. Lately, corporate reformers at the Cambridge Education Group, have formed a new charter school network in to try and clean up the mess created by their former notorious company, for-profit White Hat charters. But Cambridge's new name is not enough to pull them from the muck and corruption of "free market" education.

The company was formed in 2012, founded by Marcus May, a former White Hat executive.

Beacon Journal staff writer, Doug Livingston writes:


The Akron company and the 20 Ohio charter schools it manages are seeking to disentangle themselves from the likes of White Hat Management, a primordial force in Ohio’s charter school movement.
 But Cambridge claims to be different. It has no interest in owning school assets or signing property leases that make it hard for school boards to fire the management companies they hire.
But, writes Livingston, "Cambridge, for all its promise, can’t shake a past rife with questionable business relationships."

Summit Academy, White Hat, Concept Schools of Illinois and Imagine Schools of 
Schooling in the Ownership Society: New for-profit ed management company won't pull Ohio charters out of the muck.:



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