Garner: Opinion

Reader writes: Charter school editorial misses point

Charter funding should be equal when schools are

I think you choose to ignore one very important fact when you claim charter schools do not divert funds from traditional public schools.

You stated, “Charter schools are free from many of the bureaucratic rules that govern traditional public schools.” One could then draw the parallel that freedom from bureaucratic rules lowers the charter schools’ overhead operating costs and provides them an advantage not available to traditional public schools.

Only at such time that charter schools are saddled with all the same bureaucratic requirements as traditional public schools should funding of both be equal.

Ronald C. Correia