Education Inc.: Inside the high-stakes financial model to keep Capital Region charter schools viable.

Samonia Jacobs chose Iberville Charter Academy in Plaquemine for her two daughters because it offered smaller classes, better technology and more individualized instruction than her traditional neighborhood school. (Photo by Don Kadair)

Working single mom Samonia Jacobs was on the way to a doctor's appointment when she noticed a sign for Iberville Charter Academy, which opened this fall in Plaquemine. "My first thought was, Let me…

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