Pop Culture: Pretty Soon, Kanye West Is Going To Have A Charter, Too
"The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy started in Las Vegas in 2001. Oprah Winfrey spent $40 million to open her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa in 2007, and has donated millions to other charters domestically. Former NBA star (and ESPN commentator) Jalen Rose founded the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit in 2011. Prime Prep Academy, co-founded by former NFL star (and current NFL Network analyst) Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, opened campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth in 2012. Pop star John Legend is vice chairman of the board for the Harlem Village Academies, and Hugh Jackman and Katie Couric are board members. Sandra Bullock (born in Arlington, living in New Orleans) was awarded the People’s Choice Favorite Humanitarian Award in 2013 for her contributions to the Warren Easton Charter High School in the Crescent City."
I think there a few more, including the charters celebrities support or send their kids to in LA (it's fairly common there), and of course the actor who portrays Mike Gomez in Breaking Bad. Magic Johnson?
Of course, as the article points out, the results are mixed (Pitbull’s school: star promotes a radical idea for at-risk kids). Via EdWeek's Mark Walsh.