Schools system determine the amount of money it takes to educate a student for a year. Those costs include transportation, meals (many free meals in this state), sports programs and "arts" programs.
Charter schools then get that same amount without having to approximate the same services like Roger Bacon Academy. Then charters schools make a tidy profit and everyone points to them as an example of the "free market" doing the job better than public schools, completely missing the fact they're not being required to offer the same services.
It's like going to get your oil changed, paying the same amount and finding out you have to put the new oil in yourself.
I'm sure these schools do well with their students and I personally know some parents are very pleased with these schools; however, I think the compensation shoud be itemized and the schools should only receive that allotment per student in which they provide the service.
Your school doesn't offer transportation, you don't get budget for that. No sports, ditto....etc
It seems to be a wiser user of our tax dollars.
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