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Sat Aug 25, 2012, 01:18 PM

The Big Business of Charter Schools

http://www.k12newsnetwork.com/2012/08/the-big-business-of-charter-schools-must-read/



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If you are wondering why you should add charter schools to your investment portfolios, here’s David Brain, head of a major investment concern called Entertainment Properties Trust, to tell you.

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Anchor: Well let me ask you about potential risks, here, to your charter school portfolio, because I understand that three of your nine “Imagine” schools are scheduled to actually lose their charters for the next school year. Does this pose a risk to investors?

DB: Well, occasionally — we have Imagine arrangements on a master lease, so there’s no loss of rents to the company, although occasionally there are losses of charters in certain areas and they’re used to peculiar, ug, particular circumstances. In this case it’s a combination of relationship with the supervisory authorities and educational quality. Sometimes educational quality is very difficult to change in one, two, or three years. It’s a long-term proposition, so uh, there are some of these that occur, but we’ve structured our affairs so this is not going to impact our rent-roll and in fact we see this as uh maybe even a good experience as the industry thins out some of the less-performing schools and we move on to the best-performing schools.





There are two videos at the link that aren't the kind you can embed here at DU, so it is worth following the link, esp. for the Democracy Now interview on New Market Tax Credits.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 01:34 PM

1. Thankfully, the US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has our backs.

 

Here's what he looks like. The clown, whose picture appears on the right and who is not involved in the privatization of schools, is Ronald.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 03:41 PM

2. Oh, and I thought that clown was Betsy DeVos.

With her great interest in destroying public education, I was just sure it was her.

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Response to vanboggie (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 05:00 PM

3. You know, with the make-up and wig, it just might be her.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:49 AM

4. i see three clowns.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 06:44 AM

5. Snarky....

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