November 7, 2022 6:41 pm

Charter schools got $1.4B from the state last year. They don’t always have to say how it’s spent.

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Michigan’s state Board of Education sent out 278 Freedom of Information Act requests earlier this year to charter schools and traditional school districts, too, asking for copies of a few common contracts.

It was a test of financial transparency, an effort to find out whether charter schools, which got $1.4 billion in state money last year, would give an adequate account of how that money was being spent.

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