Cashing in on Kids

Charter schools ask justices to rule on White Hat

From the Columbus Dispatch:
The boards of 10 charter schools appealed to the high court on Monday, saying a Franklin County appellate court ruling that says the company owns the equipment “threatens the public accountability that ordinarily accompanies the use of public funds.” The group of schools sued its common operator, White Hat Management, trying to recover property that the company bought with the schools’ tax money. The appellate court ruled in November that, because of the contract that the boards signed with White Hat, the firm owns practically all the schools’ property.
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