Education Funding Report Roundup

Charter Schools

By Sarah Tully — May 16, 2017 1 min read

Traditional public schools on average received about 29 percent more funding per student than charter schools in 14 metropolitan areas, finds a new study by the University of Arkansas’ education reform department.

Researchers examined the disparities among federal, state, local, and private revenue in 2013-14. While public schools received about $19,922 on average, charters took in about $14,200 in a weighted average.

The biggest disparities came from local public-revenue sources. Charters in eight of the cities studied collected no money from local revenue sources.

A version of this article appeared in the May 17, 2017 edition of Education Week as Charter Schools

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