Monday, June 23, 2014

Charters Investigation Spotlights Two Downriver Schools

Foreboding signs coming from Summit Academy
Two Summit Academy schools are the focus of an article in the Detroit Free Press focusing on the problems and financial issues surrounding charter schools in Michigan. 

I will spare you many of the bloody details, but the two founders of Summit Academy also owned companies providing services to the schools, such as construction of buildings.  One woman had a consulting contract with the management company who operated the school, which she was the superindentent of.  In other words, she was being paid to advise herself.

It may be not as directly related to the normal focus of this blog, but the students there are coming from Downriver and they are a part of our community.  I will leave the details up to the Freep.