report comparing per-student spending found charter schools “substantially” outspending neighboring traditional public schools — challenging the claim that charters achieve higher performance with less money.
charter networks in New York and Texas that spent at least 30 percent more per pupil than traditional public schools with similar student populations.
study included debt repayment for bonds that build or renovate facilities in its Texas calculations of total school district revenue per pupil. And there, he said, charter schools like KIPP still outspent district schools by thousands of dollars per pupil.
charters like KIPP, which employ “no excuses” strategies, are raising student outcomes but these “marginal increases” could come with significant costs.
So the VRWC/ALEC push to destroy public schools by suckering people into for-profit charter schools as "cheaper and more effective" is just another lie.
I suppose the charter schools will say they cost more so they will ask for (more) taxpayer dollars, which was the objective from the beginning.
Does anybody really think Murdoch is getting into education as a philanthropic effort?
Murdoch has taken a sudden interest in the plight of poor American school children languishing in substandard schools, which he says have lower standards than "American Idol." Of course, Murdoch's interest in public schools seems mostly because of the money to be made there. He's said that he sees the American education sector as a $500 billion market that's largely been untapped by companies like his. News Corp. ventured into this world last year by purchasing the ed tech company Wireless Generation and hiring former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein.
"Christian" charter schools are probably more effective in dumbing down the students in science and math while indoctrinating them with "Christian" Biblical/creationism/AGW-denial bullshit.