A 2014 report on charter schools identified $23 million in new cases and $44 million in old cases of “waste, fraud and abuse” that weren't included in the 2013 report. In 2015, the reported total was $203 million.
Was there an increase in mis-spending? Actually, no. And in fact, the next report is expected to uncover even more expenditures that are simply lining the pockets of charter school owners and investors as the previous investigations simply weren't wide-ranging enough to catch all of the waste, fraud and abuse.