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Suzanne, Westerville

I was employed by ECOT for 5 years. I was excited to make a difference in students' lives and still be home raising my 3 boys. At the beginning, I loved what I was doing, but once I realized ECOT caredContinue reading...

Shannon, Hudson

I was hired by the Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) as a high school science instructor in April 2011. During my year and a half stay at OHVA I would say the main problems were staffing and attendance by students. AtContinue reading...

Ashley, Cleveland

I made the decision to enroll my kindergartner in ECOT. I was somewhat hesitant since I had no idea what to expect. But I thought it would be the best option for my son. The first few weeks were stressful.Continue reading...

Jane, Toledo

I am a school psychologist working for Toledo Public Schools (TPS). I have seen numerous special education evaluations completed by charter schools that are out of compliance with state and federal law (The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA).Continue reading...

Alliyah Graham, West Chester

I enrolled in ECOT in the middle of my junior year and it was the worst decision I made educational wise. The promo they have for the school is 5/5 but performance wise .. 1/5. The only thing they are consistentContinue reading...

Frank Lazzeri, Superintendent Boardman Local Schools

Here's a little tale that took place yesterday in our district that I will call "The lost year of a child's life". A student of ours since kindergarten, I'll call her Mary (not her real name), was withdrawn from ourContinue reading...

Linda Reid, Superintendent of the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools

In testimony on March 5, 2015 before the House Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education, Linda Reid, the Superintendent of South Euclid Lyndhurst (SEL) Schools spoke about the need to change the way in which charter schools are fundedContinue reading...

Vickie, Columbus

If you've heard it once, you've heard it twice. Why did the chicken cross the road? I crossed the road from public to charter only to be revealed that it was the other side of the same coin or worse. MyContinue reading...

Amy, Cincinnati

I worked at a major for-profit company that runs charter schools – and I witnessed things like falsification of records (it was called “corrections”) when it was discovered that not a single requirement for a major source of funding hadContinue reading...

Nevin Liber, Toledo

As a former business owner, I know the importance of education for our next generation's future. I had a science degree and wanted to give back to others some of the gifts teachers had given me. I found movies likeContinue reading...