Lofty educational goals and innovative ideas help to get most charter schools off the ground. But behind the scenes of the charter system is a maze of complex business transactions — like financing, compliance regulations and property deals. We explore the business behind charter education and the labyrinth of issues involved.


  • Emily Lawson Founder and CEO of DC Prep charter school
  • Kathleen deLaski Senior Program Officer for Education, The Walton Family Foundation
  • Nelson Smith President of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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