School Daze

The ignominy of it: The schoolmaster is being expelled. Education Alternatives has pioneered for-profit management in public schools. But on Nov. 30, officials in Baltimore, where EA has been the target of performance and financial questions, were expected to cancel the company's $44 million contract. The company is also tussling with officials in Hartford. EA says the city owes it $9 million; the balance due contributed to a fiscal first-quarter loss of $2.5 million.

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