Bryan C. Hassel

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The Bottom Line

School districts across the country are having financial problems, and charter schools are increasingly getting blamed. Charters are accused of taking money from "the public schools," although they are public schools themselves. Charters are even taking the blame for rising taxes.

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Financial Impact of Public Charter Schools Brief

In addition to providing families with much-needed public education options, a new analysis shows that quality public charter schools can have positive effects on a community's finances, that many of the financial arguments against charter schools are flawed, and that creating more high-performin