Cashing in on Kids

Chicago’s charter school greed

Deborah Quazzo, a member of the Chicago Board of Education, voted to support charter networks that "have given more than $1 million in business to companies in which [she] has an ownership stake," reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Companies that Quazzo has a stake in have a wide reach in Chicago and some have even been hired by Charter Schools USA. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Five companies in which Quazzo has an interest have gotten a total of more than $1.3 million from contracts with the privately operated schools, which are funded almost entirely with tax dollars through the Chicago Public Schools system the Chicago venture capitalist helps oversee.