FBI agents raided the home of Brenda Belton, who monitors 17 charter schools for the District of Columbia school board, as well as raiding the office of a company she hired. The FBI is investigating “the possible misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal and city funds, school board officials and law enforcement sources said,” reports the Post. The D.C. Public Charter School Board, which oversees two-thirds of the city’s charter schools, is not under investigation.
DC Education Blog follows the story here and here. Mark Lerner suggests letting the DC Public Charter School Board oversee all the district’s charter schools, taking the school district’s bureacracy out of the picture entirely.