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Morning Read: UTLA-commissioned report says charters hurt LAUSD budget

LA School Report | May 10, 2016



Union-commissioned report says charter schools are bleeding money from traditional ones
A teachers union-funded report on charter schools concludes that these largely nonunion campuses are costing LAUSD traditional schools millions of dollars in tax money. It calls for full funding from the federal government for disabled students, more money for charter oversight and higher district fees to charters. “The growth of charters is putting pressure on the district. The district can’t do what it did in the past and come out ahead,” said Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. “They can try to compete for the students or sell off the buildings. But the point is: Charters look attractive to parents, which means that the district is not attractive.” Los Angeles Times

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