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