As The Post’s Andrew Marra reported, Eagle Arts founder and board Chairman Gregory James Blount awarded one of his companies a contract to design the art school’s curriculum. Blount had no education background, but his company made more than $125,000 off that contract. Another company Blount owns earned $7,500 from the school in consulting fees and stands to earn thousands in interest from a reported loan it made to the school for nearly $39,000.
Despicable, this guy wasn’t looking to educate children he was looking to get rich off lax charter school rules written by legislators who took campaign contributions from charter school operators.
Whats happening in Broward County might be worse.
First the kids that attended the schools most likely got shitty educations and have their entire lives hindered and second the loss of that money is undoubtedly going to affect even more children.
When are we gong to say having a for profit parallel school system run by mercenaries and charlatans and that as a group performs worse than our public schools needs to go? When is enough going to be enough?
Check back next week for this weeks scandals.