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Landmark IBO Study Finds Fiscal Inequity

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

There’s one burning question that has hung around NYC’s charter schools debate for years: what amount of public resources do charters have to work with, compared to district schools? Are they doing more with less, or taking more than their share? The question is enormously important for questions about fairness as well as cost-effectiveness.

Since school funding is so complicated, however, developing numbers with any rigor is a huge jobóand anyone motivated enough to try is probably an advocate of some kind. So the whole debate has been stuck in the mud of he-said, she-said.

Lobby Day Highlights

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yesterday’s rally in Albany sent a big, loud, proud message about the importance of public charter schools. Among the highlights:

-Thousands of charter school parents, students, teachers, and younger siblings pouring into Convention Hall with caps, shirts, banners, and pre-planned chants.

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