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Betsy DeVos champions for-profit schools that are deceiving taxpayers and vulnerable students

Original story at Mother Jones• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

This story was originally co-published by ProPublica and USA Today. Last school year, Ohio’s cash-strapped education department paid Capital High $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars to teach students on the verge of dropping out. But on a Thursday in May, students’ workstations in the storefront charter school run by for-profit EdisonLearning resembled place settings for a dinner party where most guests never arrived. In one room, empty chairs faced 25 blank computer monitors. Just three students sat in a science lab down the hall, and nine more in an unlit classroom, including one youth who sprawled out, head down, sleeping.