Documents released on Thursday confirm that David Hansen, John Kasich’s former school choice chief, intentionally altered data about charter schools on a state report in order to improve the rankings of some large charter school sponsors- some of whom are big campaign donors to John Kasich and other Ohio Republicans.    The records show that other Ohio Department of Education staff warned Hansen that doing so might be illegal.

Hansen, husband of Beth Hansen, John Kasich’s chief of staff, had previously been caught altering data to improve charter school rankings when he worked at the Buckeye Institute.  Like John Kasich, the Buckeye Institute was also receiving money from David Brennan, owner of White Hat Management, a charter school operator whose ratings were positively impacted by Hansen’s data manipulation.

We are making all of the documents released by ODE available for download below.  Please note that many of these files are very large.



























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  • jr6020

    The State Auditor and AG must begin investigations into Hanson’s data rigging, potential conspiracy, misuse of state funds, and God knows what other felonies that may have been committed…NOW!

  • Spitfiremk1

    The odds are against that, you would need to have a balance of power for that to happen. These weasels will always run in a pack.

  • Rai Spenber

    So who is responsible for the investigation? someone verify this information?

  • Jay Rocket3

    So who is responsible for the investigation? Someone verify information from this article already? I hope that Department will really To Be Investigated Immediately, plus we also need to invest in some college papers online so students will be smart

  • Diana Jeff

    I think as Jr6020 said is right State Auditor & AG must be keenly involve in this issue so that we could reach the solution……

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