Texas Charter Schools' Poor Grades Draw State Scrutiny

Albanese, Elizabeth
September 2000
Bond Buyer;09/26/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30983, p30
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Reports that charter school movements in Texas has come under close scrutiny after state education officials found that many of the schools have suffered from poor financial management, and outright fraud. Bad publicity that some charter schools have received; Positive factors cited by Moody's Investors.


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