Funding Sub-Standard Local Charter Schools At The Expense Of CCS Students

eyes.jpgThe ColumbusCitySchool District had approximately 9,220 students living within its boundaries attend a charter school during the 2007-2008 school year. Students living within the district’s boundaries attended a total of 67 competing charter schools, including statewide “virtual” charter schools. Over two-thirds of the students and state funding that should have gone to Columbus City Schools actually went to charter schools that were designated by the Ohio Department of Education as having a “D” or “F” rating.

Click on the jump below to learn more about how Columbus students– and the state money that followed them—were taught and spent in local charter schools in the 2007-2008 school year.

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