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Have You Heard: Anatomy of a Charter School Fraud

Step one: become an expert in the regulations governing (and more importantly, not governing) charter schools in your state. Step two: recruit as many students as possible, even students who’ll be attending your schools in name only. Step three: watch the money role in…In the latest episode of Have You Heard we delve into the audacious story of A3 Education and its empire of online charter schools. Special guest: Voice of San Diego’s Will Huntsberry. Complete transcript of the episode is here. And if you like our high-quality content, consider supporting us on Patreon – or by making a one-time donation.

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Jennifer Berkshire

Jennifer Berkshire is a freelance journalist and public education advocate. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Baffler, Salon, Alternate, the Progressive, and Bloomberg EDU.

Will Huntsberry

Will Huntsberry is an education reporter at the Voice of San Diego.

Preston Green

Preston Green is the John and Carla Klein Professor of Urban Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. He is also a professor of educational leadership and law at the University of Connecticut.

Before coming to the University of Connecticut, he was the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair...