Missouri closing six imagine charter school campuses. V. Strauss

Strauss, Valerie.  “Missouri closing six imagine charter school campuses.”  Washington Post.  April 18, 2012.  Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/missouri-closing-six-imagine-charter-school-campuses/2012/04/18/gIQAJbXWRT_blog.html?wprss=rss_answer-sheet

Besides underperforming academically, the charter schools have been accused of back room deals withan area real estate company, and spending more on administrators than student instruction.

Missouri is not the only place where Imagine has run into some trouble. Its real estate dealings have drawn scrutiny in states beyond Missouri, including Florida. The Tampa Bay Times recently reported that one Imagine charter school near downtown St. Petersburg spent $649,312 in rent in 2011 and another Imagine School in Land O’Lakes signed a lease for a new school with annual base rent of $757,989 — and the landlord in both cases is a company owned by Imagine Schools.

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