Charter School Founder, Former OSU Trustee Passes Away By Jim Letizia • Oct 15, 2018 ShareTweetEmail David Brennan Credit State of Ohio Funeral arrangements are pending for former Ohio State University Trustee David Brennan. The family announced his passing yesterday at the age of 87. Brennan also founded White Hat Management, the first for-profit charter school system in Ohio. Tags: David BrennanWhite Hat ManagementCharter SchoolsOhio State University TrusteesFor-Profit Charter SchoolsShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content White Hat Leaving Charter School Business By Jim Letizia • Aug 9, 2018 State of Ohio The company founded by former Ohio State University trustee David Brennan is getting out of the charter school business. Ohio Supreme Court Rules Against Charter Schools In Case Involving Controversial Operator White Hat By Ohio Public Radio • Sep 16, 2015 The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with a controversial charter school operator. Charter School Supreme Court Ruling Raises Anger At Industry By Ohio Public Radio • Sep 16, 2015 State of Ohio The Ohio Supreme Court decision that nearly a hundred million dollars in equipment bought by charter school operators with tax money belongs to those operators and not to the schools has raised more anger against the industry. Kasich Signs Bill Overhauling Charter Schools By Associated Press • Nov 2, 2015 Republican Ohio Govenor John Kasich has signed into law a charter school crackdown bill containing new performance, accountability and reporting requirements. Lawmakers Approve New Charter School Requirements By Jim Letizia, Ohio Public Radio & Associated Press • Oct 8, 2015 The Ohio House has approved new performance, accountability and transparency requirements for charter schools.