Why do I single out Chartrand and Shine when there are many republican politicians and "business leaders" who advocate for charters?
Scott Shine recently said he is okay with a massive expansion of charters because union teachers would lose their jobs and Gary Chartrand has spent tens of thousands of dollars to elect charter friendly politicians.
But to be honest anybody who has advocated for charters and their loose restrictions is also partly responsible.
That doesn't absolve Chartrand and Shine though because of they really cared about our public schools and children, instead of advocating for more charters they would be advocating for both less and serious restrictions on those that remain.
From the Times Union:
The founder of a charter school company that managed two schools in Jacksonville was charged Monday, along with a business partner, with racketeering and organized fraud allegedly involving 15 charter schools in Florida.