Editorial: Busting Charter School Funding Myths (Commonwealth Foundation)

December 27, 2012 – Charter schools are under fire again this month, following renewed criticism from Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner on how the schools spend and save their funding. The Dec. 12 editorial calling for greater charter school accountability repeats common myths about charter school funding that not only hurts the truth, but the children behind them. The first myth is that charter schools receive more than their “actual cost” to educate students. When a child chooses a public charter school—which includes cyber schools—the education dollars earmarked for the child rightly follow him or her to the charter school.

Link to Full Article: http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/busting-charter-school-funding-myths


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