The state gives charter schools the basic state aid, which amounts to about $5700 per pupil. Charters get no additional money for facilities, and they get no money from local taxes.
The example using Poland above fails to recognize that a student from Poland who goes to a charter just takes the basic state aid he or she is guaranteed. The only reason why the state only gives Poland $2300 per pupil is because of the high property value in Poland--the local taxes. Also I doubt many students leave Poland for charters. Typically, the students attending charters are in the urban districts, like Youngstown.
Plus studies show that charter schools spend LESS money and spend that money more efficiently. See the articles below:
October 30, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
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