"The average cost for a charter school student's education is $5,000," said Wagner. "Districts on average pay about $10,000. Whenever you hear an ad on the radio for a charter school, that's your extra taxpayer money at work."
Pennsylvania Auditor General Calls for Revamping of Charter School Funding
Warminster Patch by James Boyle October 28,2011
Education According to Mike Milken
With K12, the largest U.S. operator of taxpayer-funded online schools, the former junk-bond king has figured out how to make money in education. Is that a good thing?
Of the 12 cyber charter schools that are independent public schools and deliver instruction over the Internet, only two made AYP this year.
(b) We have moved further away from building a profession that retains and uses its experienced teachers well.
(c) We are witnessing unimaginable hours spent on test-prepping and a narrowing of the rest of the curriculum while cheating is being ignored and teachers are being demoralized. Hardly trivial side effects."