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Colorado approves equitable tax split between charters and public schools

Charter school funding remains a divisive topic amongst educators and advocates, with supporters arguing that it is unfair that charter students are not properly funded while critics of charters say the schools drain money from the coffers of public school districts. This study, conducted by the School Choice Demonstration Project at the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, found that charter school funding inequity is a common problem throughout the country.

The study found that Camden, NJ, had the most underfunded charter schools in the nation, and it also found that Denver’s charter school funding equity gap had grown from 2003 to 2014 (the gap had shrunk in some cities, including Atlanta, Houston and Boston).

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