GOP SCANDAL

$591 MILLION DOLLARS & COUNTING

REPUBLICANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ECOT, THE BIGGEST TAXPAYER RIP-OFF IN OHIO HISTORY.

ECOT THE SCANDAL

Wondering just how bad is the ECOT scandal?
Well, you should be angry because ECOT is the biggest taxpayer ripoff in Ohio history and Republicans are responsible. Sadly, it’s our kids who were hurt.

ECOT – The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow – was a fraudulent, failed for-profit online charter school started by greedy businessman Bill Lager that could not have operated for nearly a dozen years without a lot of help from Republican co-conspirators in state government.

Plain and simple, ECOT and Lager took $591 million in tax dollars directly from our kids and their classrooms.

But the real scandal is that Mike DeWine, Jon Husted, Dave Yost, Kevin Faber, Frank LaRose and Robert Sprague all had the responsibility and power to stop ECOT and Lager from ripping off our schools and our kids and they chose to accept campaign contributions in return for their silence.

Lager did this in large part by lying about the number of kids that were actually enrolled in his for-profit charter school. The State paid him millions of dollars for those non-existent students.

Even more outrageous - Lager and ECOT had a lot of help from some of the most powerful and corrupt politicians in Ohio, who raked in millions of dollars in campaign contributions in return for their undying support.

The list of ECOT and Lager co-conspirators in crimes against our kids and state includes:

  • Attorney General Mike DeWine, who should have brought criminal charges against ECOT and Lager years ago, but accepted campaign contributions instead.
  • Secretary of State Jon Husted, who took money from ECOT and Lager and as Ohio House Speaker passed laws to protect the phony for-profit online school.
  • State Auditor David Yost, who was responsible for auditing the cooked books at ECOT, but instead he ignored 200 million records sent to his office, spoke at the fraudulent online school’s commencement ceremonies, took money from ECOT and Lager, ignored two whistleblowers inside ECOT, and even presented the school in person with “The Auditor of State Award for Distinction.”
  • Former Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, who used his powerful position as Senate President to make sure no one took a good look at ECOT and Lager while taking campaign contributions.
  • State Senator Frank LaRose, who has spent his career in the legislature voting against our teachers and educators and for ECOT, Lager and online for-profit fraudulent charter schools.
  • State Rep. Robert Sprague, who took money from ECOT and Lager and looked the other way every time a new scandal about the school erupted.

Yes, ECOT is the biggest taxpayer ripoff in Ohio history. Republicans were co-conspirators, our kids are the victims of this crime, and here is everything you need to know:



CRIMES AGAINST OUR KIDS AND OHIO TAXPAYERS:

http://innovationohio.org/2018/05/15/ecot-contributions/



FAKE NUMBERS AND FALSE REPORTING:


THE COVER UP:

https://www.nbc4i.com/news/the-spectrum/state-auditor-yost-talks-about-what-went-wrong-with-ecot/1189571501

  • State Auditor, Dave Yost gave ECOT  three awards for “excellent record keeping.”

https://ohioauditor.gov/news/pressreleases/Details/2863

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrEgr5FR1Y

  • Elected officials ignored Whistleblower’s warnings and ECOT tried to silence them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj5rNnu3NQ0&feature=youtu.be


Self-Dealing Bill Lager:

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