Education

Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter

Mesa Public Schools, an online education pioneer, runs its program at a fraction of the cost of Primavera, the biggest online charter in Arizona.

Source: Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter

“One reason for the big disparity in total cost between Primavera and Mesa: Mesa doesn’t divert state education funds to investments in stocks, bonds and real estate, or make multimillion-dollar shareholder distributions like Primavera has to its founder, CEO Damian Creamer.”

Having worked supporting the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Online Learning Program, I know our public schools provide the most modern, innovative curriculum options to our students possible in spite of being critically underfunded.

As your Representative in #LD22 I will work to protect our taxes from waste and misuse because of a lack of charter school oversight. All schools getting public money must be held to the same stringent standards of financial and academic accountability.