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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:50 PM

For insiders, community group UNO’s charter schools pay

Source: Chicago Sun Times

A $98 million state grant — approved by the Illinois Legislature in 2009 and believed to be the nation’s largest government investment in charter schools to date — funded the construction of Soccer Academy Elementary and other new schools built by UNO.

More than one-fifth of the taxpayer money spent on the Soccer Academy Elementary project went to four contractors owned by family members of UNO’s political allies and a top executive of the group, records show

Read more: http://www.suntimes.com/17920483-452/for-insiders-community-group-unos-charter-schools-pay.html

This is good investigative reporting. Also, check out the graphic linked to in the article. It's all about the $$$$$

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SharonAnn Feb 2013 #1

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:53 PM

1. Of course it's about $$. Easiest money is to tap into the taxpayer funding pipeline

and extract $$ for yourself. Even if you do it fraudulently.

Of course, charter shools, Medicare scams, etc. are big, BIG $$$.

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