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Ohio Supreme Court takes up fight between charter schools and for-profit companies
The question is how much control can and should be ceded to White Hat

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The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the boards of 10 charter schools against the for-profit company that used to run them.

The boards have been fighting White Hat Management for 3 years over control of the schools.

Chad Aldis is the vice president for Ohio policy and advocacy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in Columbus. He says it' rare for management companies to have such control. And depending on the court' ruling, he says this case could raise more policy issues. 

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“If they said that the school board did not have the right to contract with the management company, that could call into question all Ohio contract law, which would be a very big result,” Aldis said. “And if they decide that they did have the right to contract, but then have no oversight to oversee the school’s operations after that, or very minimal ability to oversight, then I would think at that point in time, the General Assembly should seriously consider revisiting Ohio Charter Law.”

Aldis says the school boards contracted White Hat Management to operate the schools, giving the company control over everything from hiring to records to facilities.

He says it’s important for the longevity of charter schools for school boards to be independent and involved in their communities. 

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