IO’s Taxpayer Rip-Off of the Week – Ohio Charter Schools – More Expensive; Less Effective. – R. Sylvester

Sylvester, Ron. “IO’s Taxpayer Rip-Off of the Week – Ohio Charter Schools – More Expensive; Less Effective.” Innovation Ohio.  January 25, 2013.  Retrieved from:  http://innovationohio.org/2013/01/24/news-release-ios-taxpayer-rip-off-of-the-week-ohio-charter-schools-more-expensive-less-effective/

The report from Innovation Ohio exposes the cost of failing charter schools in Ohio compared to Ohio’s public schools.

The irony is obvious. When Charter schools first burst on the scene in Ohio a decade and a half ago, advocates promised they would deliver a better education at a lower cost. Now, 15 years and nearly $6 billion in taxpayer money later, the exact opposite is true: Charters are delivering a worse education at a higher cost.

Why Charters spend more per pupil is a mystery. They pay teachers about 40% less than traditional schools, they have no busing costs to contend with, and they’re exempt from roughly 200 different state regulations that traditional schools must pay to comply with.

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