The Florida Times-Union takes a deep dive this morning into the collapse of the Acclaim Academy charter school network.
We took a look at the chain’s unraveling here, but the newspaper adds important details, including one that appears to have gotten the attention of Duval County school board members. Dennis Mope, Acclaim’s CEO, had previously filed for bankruptcy.
That raises the question: Why didn’t this come up when Acclaim applied to open its first charter school? Shouldn’t districts take this kind of information into account when they vet prospective charter school operators?
The Times-Union reports: