The Business of Charter Schooling

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This brief details some of the ways that individuals, companies, and organizations secure financial gain and generate profit by controlling and running charter schools. To illustrate how charter school policy functions to promote privatization and profiteering, the authors explore differences between charter schools and traditional public schools in relation to: the legal frameworks governing their operation; the funding mechanisms that support them; and the arrangements each makes to finance facilities. The report also offers recommendations for policies that help ensure charter schools pursue their publicly established goals and that protect the public interest.
Bruce Baker, Rutgers University
Gary Miron, Western Michigan University
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National Education Policy Center
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