Charter Schools USA took over some low-performing schools in Indiana, and its three schools are still low-performing.
The state paid out $30 million to five so-called “turnarounds,” but none has turned around.
The chief academic officer for Charter Schools USA, which operates Emma Donnan, Manual and Howe, says turnaround is not “a quick fix.”
“What is encouraging about our results as we’ve been tracking them,” Sherry Hage wrote in a statement, “is that while we may have received an ‘F,’ our schools are most definitely not failing any longer.
Ex-State Commissioner Tony Bennett’s wife works for Charter Schools USA.
The corporation donated to Bennett’s failed re-election campaign.