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Are charter schools and district schools funded equally?
IT'S NOT EVEN CLOSE. While charter schools do receive state funding, unlike district schools, charters do not have access to local property tax funds. Even when a parent transfers their child to a charter school, the local property tax dollars stay with the district school.
Currently, charter schools receive about $7,500 per student. However, because the district schools receives both state funds AND local property taxes they benefit with significantly more funding per student.
For Ohio to underfund charter schools that exist solely to educate poor children and then give it to districts that, in some cases, are overfunded by double or triple the amount provided to charters - is inexcusable!