It's common knowledge depending on how cynical you are that the only reason most people are on boards of public schools is to steer favors and money towards their allies in a glorious journey to finding the magic proportion of funding that actually needs to go to education to keep the scam from collapsing altogether. Far from correcting that, it seems that AZ's aggressive charter school program has accelerated the trend of rampant corruption even within its nonprofit schools, which raises a number of questions. To what degree is this level of systemic corruption responsible for bringing the system into crisis in the first place? It seems to me that along with tying funds to local property you have a recipe for magnificent dysfunction. How can charter schools claim to be a solution if fundamental issues like this aren't at the heart of the proposed reforms?