Thursday, July 26, 2007

Test One

Sheri Hammel reports for WCPO that Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor (R) isn't satisfied with just making sure that cities like Dayton are audit ready, she wants Ohio's charter schools in good shape as well:
The Ohio Auditor is getting tough on charter schools that can't get their books straight.
Charter school leaders from southwest Ohio got the warning from Auditor Mary Taylor during a training session Tuesday.

The sessions are meant to teach the schools state rules about finance and budgeting.

According to Taylor, one in four charter school audits turn up problems, mostly procedural mistakes.
25% is a rather large number... I've said it before and I'll say it again, if these schools can't get their act together, they shouldn't be allowed to stay open. I really like the alternative that charters provide to the pathetic public schools, but there really does need to be some standards applied to these schools to make sure that they are on top of their game. Mary Taylor seems up to the task of at least making sure that the money is being spent properly.

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