Apparently Bob Corkins gave away $32,000 to whoever asked for it. The money came from federal funds for charter schools. Commissioner of Education Corkins solicited proposals from people who would help create charter schools. “I have not been able to find any connection between these people and a school district,” said Board of Ed member Sue Gamble.
Two of the grant recipients are at the same address in Georgia. According to Gamble “These are just apparently individuals who walked off the street and said, ‘We like charter schools, can you give us some money?’”