Charter schools in 14 cities received an average of $5,721 less per student in federal, state, local and private funding than district-run schools in 2013-14, concludes a University of Arkansas study.
The funding gap averaged 29 percent. Public charter schools in Camden, New Jersey received 45 percent less than district schools, $14,771 less per student. Washington, D.C. charters received $13,874 less per student.
Camden charter schools receive 45 percent less funding per student than district schools, while achieving higher test scores.
Charter schools enrolled fewer special-education…
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