Hundreds of Arizona public schools regularly spend millions of taxpayer dollars while refusing to disclose how the cash is divvied up.
It’s an outrage. And our most powerful legislators will be outraged when they read this.
Not at the schools.
But at me for reminding you about it.
The politicians who run Arizona have no problem with the schools. In fact, they happily allow these particular public schools to keep secret the salaries of administrators and teachers; to have unelected school boards that can be stacked with the family members, and to hand out lucrative contracts to board members and administrators without competing bids.
Remember, these are not private schools. They are public schools, paid for with taxpayer dollars. Your money. Yet they get away with policies and practices that would send lawmakers into a tizzy if it happened in your neighborhood public school.
Why is that?
Because they’re charter schools.