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A study released Aug. 24 by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation shows significant differences in per-pupil revenues available to regular public and charter schools.

State District Charter Variance % Variance
South Carolina*  $8,743 $5,289 -$3,453 -39.5%
California*  7,058 4,835 -2,223 -31.5
Ohio*  8,193 5,629 -2,564 -31.3
Georgia*    7,406 5,125 -2,281 -30.8
Wisconsin*   10,283 7,250 -3,034 -29.5
Missouri   12,640 9,003 -3,638 -28.8
Illinois   8,801 6,779 -2,023  -23.0 
District of Columbia 16,117 12,565 -3,552 -22.0
New York   13,291 10,548 -2,743 -20.6
Arizona    8,503 6,771 -1,732 -20.4
Colorado    10,270 8,363 -1,908 -18.6
Texas    8,456 7,300 -1,155 -13.7
Michigan   9,199 8,031 -1,169 -12.7
Florida  7,831 6,936 -896 -11.4
North Carolina    7,465 7,051 -414 -5.5
New Mexico   9,020 8,589 -430 -4.8
Minnesota    10,056 10,302 +245 2.4  
State Average (weighted by charter enrollment)   $8,504 $6,704 $1,801 -21.7

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