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Hopefully This Means More Charters Schools: They Work

One bogus argument that we hear over and over is that school choice means less money for the public schools.

Wrong. Charter schools have been around for many years now?  Have they depleted the money for traditional public schools?  Researchers at the Fordham Institute crunched the numbers and have refuted anti-choice myths. Among the key findings:

• Total public school revenues per pupil increase in most cases when students exit the system for charter schools.

• The handful of studies that incorporate student outcomes suggest that charters tend to make affected school districts MORE efficient in the long run. This puts the lie to the claim by charter opponents that charter schools increase districts’ fixed costs per pupil, making them less efficient.

It simply confirms what we all know: competition is always a good thing for consumers – and parents.

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