Education Sector's Kevin Carey has an entertaining blog post addressing the tax treatment of two unusual learning institutions in the Washington area: a branch of the Trapeze School of New York and International Graduate University.
Which one has the most to offer in terms of economic benefits to the D.C. area?
It's not the one you think. My favorite line from Carey's piece offers a clue: "An iron-clad rule of higher education is that the more vaguely important-sounding the name of a college you've never heard of, the more likely it's involved in some kind of scam."
I would suggest there's a similar corollary between the pretentious names of some public charter schools and their quality.