Channel 10 in Florida conducted an investigation of the charter industry in Florida. It looked at the history of charters and examined the high rate of charter failures, usually because of financial issues. Florida is the State with the second highest rate of charter closures (California has the most charter closures). One part of the problem is that you don’t have to be an educator to open a charter. In one case, a charter school was run by a convicted felon.

The series is informative, but what’s especially interesting is the fact that investigative reporters chose to look behind the sales pitch to discover a sector that operates with minimal accountability and has a high rate of failure.