Ohio Moves to Keep Charter Operator's Expansion in Check
State won't sponsor four White Hat schools
Ohio has refused to sponsor four new charter schools because state officials said the for-profit company running them would wield too much power.
Akron-based White Hat Management , the state's largest operator of charter schools, wanted the Ohio Department of Education to oversee six new academies.
The state agreed to sponsor two of the six schools—one in Warrensville Heights and the other in Akron. But it denied approval of the others because White Hat "appears to delegate significant aspects of the school's decisionmaking (including personnel and academics) to the operator," according to a letter...
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