Pennsylvania, Charter Schools, and Public School Finances

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Source: Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
Source: Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials

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According to new research from Temple University’s Public Policy Lab, charter fees are projected to soar by $1.7 billion by 2025 and are the fastest growing cost in the state’s education system.

Last year, 99.7% of the Pennsylvania’s charter enrollment growth occurred in virtual charter schools, making cybers accountable for virtually all the charter school-related cost increases to school districts and local taxpayers.

Numerous academic studies, financial analyses, and audits demonstrate that cyber charter schools have cost structures that are roughly 25% to 30% below brick and mortar schools.

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