Expensive restaurants. Moonlighting as an NBA scout. A Mercedes GL450. It seems like every few months another absurd story breaks about a California charter school leader spending public money for personal gain. Our report, Fraud and waste in California’s charter schools, revealed that an untold amount of public funding is being lost each year. Only the tip of the iceberg is visible, but this much is known: total alleged and confirmed fraud and waste in California’s charter schools has reached over $149 million.
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