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Fresno Board OK’s ‘Disneyland of Schools’ Charter Despite Concerns Over Finances, Lease

The Fresno Unified School Board voted 4-2 Wednesday night to approve a five-year initial charter for the Golden Charter Academy, a K-8 school that former NFL player Robert Golden hopes will be a "Disneyland of schools" that children will be drawn to and where they will find success. The vote...

‘Disneyland of Schools’ Charter Proposal Raises Serious Red Flags, Outside Expert Says

The petition for a K-8 charter school that would be linked to Fresno Chaffee Zoo and proposed by former NFL player Robert Golden has numerous flaws and should be denied by the Fresno Unified School Board, according to an analysis by In The Public Interest, a research and policy nonprofit....