April 30, 2024 11:11 am

The True Costs of Charter Schools

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As the superintendent of a rural district, I’ve been told repeatedly the schools in Hallsville would not be impacted by charter school expansion. After all, proponents say, the charter school option only exists to offer choice in urban districts with “failing schools.” Such statements are incorrect. Charter school expansion negatively impacts all Missouri districts by diverting essential resources from our already critically underfunded public schools.

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