March 31, 2024 12:23 pm

Tougher oversight, more transparency: Report recommends sweeping changes to California charter school laws to prevent future abuses

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The report, which was developed by the Legislative Analyst’s Office and the state’s education fiscal auditing agency, represents perhaps the largest set of recommendations for changes to charter school laws and regulations since the A3 charter fraud scandal five years ago. In that fraud case — the largest in California’s recent history — charter operators manipulated student attendance records and funding to bilk the state of $400 million in public school dollars.

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