State auditor general: Charters draining $365M annually

Pennsylvania taxpayers could save $365 million each year if it fixed the state’s flawed formula for funding cyber and charter schools, state Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday.

Pennsylvania has 167 charters, including 80 in Philadelphia that enroll 46,000 students.

Wagner said the state’s charter schools spend an average of $13,411 per student, against a national average of $10,000.



One thought on “State auditor general: Charters draining $365M annually

  1. I’m wondering what the charter schools, especially the cyber ones, do with the extra money. Do they spend it efficiently? Are charter schools better equipped with, say, more computers for students to use?

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