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Has oversight of Epic Schools been lax?


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In his request for a search warrant, a law enforcement agent described Epic Charter Schools as being set up a decade ago as a profit-generating "scheme."

And he described the school's co-founders as deeply involved in alleged embezzlement of state funds and obtaining money under false pretenses – such as personally recruiting "ghost students" to boost the school's funding and allowing students who completed no work or moved out of state on the school's rolls.

All of which begs the question: Who is responsible for oversight of Epic? And have they done enough to be a check on the state's la...

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