Charlotte, N.C., charter school dreams fade in start-up turmoil

Monday, February 10, 2014

Less than four months after StudentFirst charter school opened, those dreams collapsed amid allegations of mismanagement, nepotism and financial irregularities.Overdue bills had the school on the brink of bankruptcy. Students were going without textbooks, losing teachers and taking long naps during the day, consultants reported.

The school’s board of directors fired founders Handford and Moss, who are now suing the board they once recruited.

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