The story of BASIS as a school network is, ostensibly, one of success. However, its rapid growth from a small charter school in Tucson to an international conglomerate happened mostly behind closed doors, despite it being fueled largely by public funds and status as public schools.
Listen below to Part II an investigation by Arizona Daily Star reporter Yoohyun Jung, who spent months investigating how BASIS went from a small Tucson school to an international network of charter and private schools.
Part II: 'Best Schools,' For Some
Jung produced this story as a Reveal Investigative Fellow. The fellowship, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Democracy Fund, provides journalists of color support and training to create investigative reporting projects in partnership with their news outlets.