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What We Learned from the NPE-Schott Foundation Report on Privatization of Public Funds

June 24, 2018

Here’s the most telling quote: “No state has added extra dollars for charters or vouchers. They simply take money away from public schools, which most students attend.” School funding is a zero sum game… and public schools are losing.

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Network for Public Education and the Schott Foundation for Public Education released a report grading the states on their support for public education and documenting the extent to which states are allowing the privatization of public funds.

The report can be found here.It will be regularly updated to reflect changing events.

The livestream of the press briefing, featuring John Jackson, president of the Schott Foundation, Carol Burris of the Network for Public Education, and me is on the Schott Foundation Facebook page.

Here is my perspective on what we learned.

Currently, 9% of American students attend private and religious schools; 6% attend charter schools; and 85% attend public schools.

The public does not realize that every dollar spent for a charter or a voucher is a dollar subtracted from public schools. No state has added extra dollars for charters or vouchers. They simply take money away from public…

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