For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Yost Teaches Training on Catching Charter School Fraud and Other Unlikely Teachers

COLUMBUS  — Today, Auditor of State Dave Yost is holding his annual charter school training, where he is offering courses on attendance reporting and fraud prevention. The irony is palpable.

Dave Yost has a long track record of failing to stop fraud at the now-defunct Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), an e-school that defrauded taxpayers by nearly $200 million. In fact, Yost gave ECOT awards for bookkeeping—the same books they used to swindle Ohio taxpayers and children while Yost looked the other way.

Yost sponsoring courses on stopping fraud got us thinking. Maybe Dave can help put together these classes too:

Putin teaching a class on cybersecurity.

Bernie Madoff’s Investing 101.

An arsonist’s guide to fire prevention.

Mark Zuckerberg teaching a course on privacy.

Paul Manafort’s Introduction to Business Ethics.

Tom Brady: How to Win Without Cheating.

Cookie Monster’s two-day seminar on portion control.

Al Capone teaching a class on the Rule of Law.

Kim Kardashian and modesty for the modern selfie-taker.

Betsy DeVos setting foot in a school to teach any kind of class…

A class on grammar, Yoda teaches.


Steve Dettelbach, the Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and career federal prosecutor.