I wrote about the purchase of the Texas State Board of Education by the chairman of the board of Hillsdale in a previous post.
The state board rejected an application for a Hillsdale charter school, and the rejection was supported by three Republicans on the board.
In retaliation, the chairman of the Hillsdale College board contributed $250,000 to a PAC to punish the errant Republicans. The PAC replaced two of them with privatizers, and the third was redistricted out of his seat.
Now, it’s smooth sailing for the theocratic, 1776-themed Hillsdale charters, which cater to white students.
The Hillsdale website lists its current charter schools.
What it does not mention is that the Hillsdale Classical Academies have collected millions of dollars in federal funding from the federal Charter Schools Program.
Here is a sampling of Hillsdale-Barney charter schools that have applied for and received federal funding:
Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Colorado $671,000
Treasure Valley Classical Academy Idaho $1.25 million
Ivywood Classical Academy Michigan 1 million and managed by a for-profit
Seven Oaks Classical School, Indiana $899,962
St. Johns Classical Academy, Florida $513,000
Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne Florida $612,363.00
Golden View Classical Academy Colorado $215,000
Atlanta Classical Academy $650,000
Estancia Valley Classical, New Mexico, $647,349
Doesn’t it make you furious to know that our tax dollars are supporting this Trump -Christian charter chain?