Saturday, August 10, 2013

Junk Bond Crook "Schools"

If you're a convicted felon, you are not allowed to teach in any public school district in any part of the United States. However, if you're a convicted junk bond felon, you can actually create a sham "school" business and be allowed to steal taxpayer money in the process.

K12 has as one of its co-founders convicted felon Michael Milken (I believe former ed secretary Bill Bennett is also a co-founder). Somehow this "school" has been allowed to flourish even when teachers and students don't:

How is ONE teacher supposed to give adequate, individualized attention to 287 students? “I asked how I would manage that many students, especially in a school that advertises itself as providing individual support,” Melony said. COVA administrators told Melony that the hours a traditional teacher would spend creating lessons and attending meetings would be her time to grade student work.

That's because this "teaching" job is actually nothing more than a call center job with "customer service" skills more important than teaching skills.

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