Personnel from the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., staff an information booth during the L.A. Chamber of Commerce-sponsored "Cash for College" Career Fair at the Los Angeles Convention Center Oct. 28.  SMC personnel provided general information on the types of jobs and career selections available at Los Angeles AFB.  The Career Fair helps guide high school students and their families to learn more about opportunities for attaining higher education and career goals, the kind of skillsets SMC provides under its Pathways umbrella.  (U. S. Air Force photo/Joe Juarez Sr.)
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Report: The Cost of Charter Schools for Public School Districts

In a first-of-its-kind analysis, In the Public Interest has found that public school students in three California school districts are bearing the cost of the unchecked expansion of privately managed charter schools.

The report, Breaking Point: The Cost of Charter Schools for Public School Districts, calculates the fiscal impact of charter schools on Oakland Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, and San Jose’s East Side Union High School District.

  • Charter schools cost Oakland Unified $57.3 million per year. That’s $1,500 less in funding for each student that attends a neighborhood school.
  • The annual cost of charter schools to the San Diego Unified is $65.9 million.
  • In East Side Union, the net impact of charter schools amounts to a loss of $19.3 million per year.


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