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Oklahoma Charter Schools Join Public Schools Seeking More State Funds… But… Who Benefits?

October 29, 2017

I read and re-read an article by Tulsa World reported Andrea Eger on the efforts of public schools and charters to get more revenue to operate their schools to get the answer to this question: if a for-profit school gains more State revenues, who benefits? Is it the children? the employees? the taxpayers? or… is it the shareholders who own stock in the for profit school. If the answer is “All of the above” taxpayers might want to ask themselves why they are supporting these enterprises since their tax dollars supporting them are going to profiteers instead of the schools themselves.

And one other question: are Florida and Colorado, both of whom are providing increased funding for charter schools, doing anything to regulate the profits of the schools that benefit from them? I think I know the answer… and it explains why politicians are falling all over themselves supporting “reform:.

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