Governor Dannell Malloy can’t do enough for the charter industry. He forgives their malfeasance, he gives them more money than the public schools that educate the vast majority of the state’s children, he puts their leaders on the state board of education. The hedge fund managers of Greenwich have been the governor’s reliable financiers, but maybe that is mere coincidence.

 

The latest appointment raised eyebrows not only because the gentleman runs a charter but because the state department of education system pays him over half a million dollars a year for his services.

 

Jonathan Pelto thinks that is a conflict of interest. 

 

Charter representatives on the board should recuse themselves in any decision affecting charter schools.  Will they? Don’t count on it.

 

By the way, Malloy is chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.

 

 

What at do you think?