A few weeks ago, I posted this piece about Charter Schools USA and their attempt to take over the York, PA school district. Charter Schools USA is based in Ft. Lauderdale and is one of the biggest for-profit operators. It's founder and CEO, Jon Hage comes out of the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch Bros., as well as the Foundation for Florida Future, another conservative group founded by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Here's a corporate profile of Charter Schools USA, posted at the Cashing in on Kids Blog.
And this from the York Dispatch...
Attorneys representing teachers, cafeteria workers, parents, state-level education officials - and probably more to come - have filed petitions to join the York City School District in opposing the state's attempt at seizing control from the locally elected school board.
The district's motion alleges that receivership "and the imposition of a district-wide charter school system will fully and unalterably bind the incoming administration to the education policies of the outgoing and 'lame duck' governor for years to come."
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, who defeated Gov. Tom Corbett in his re-election bid last month, has said he is opposed to the charter plan and would like an opportunity to make decisions about the district's future.
A hearing for the case is set for today.