Tax-Dollar Tensions Strain Local Charter Schools in Georgia

Explainer
EDUCATION
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
6 min read
1082 words
Beau Evans
Aug 19, 2021
Key Points
  • Roughly 1 in 26 Georgia students enrolled in charter schools in spring 2021.
  • Less money spent per student in local charter schools than nearby schools.
  • Limited funds to open new state charter schools.
Georgia’s state-funded charter schools are free and open to all students, but many miss out on local tax dollars that benefit students in traditional K-12 public schools. More than 67,000 students enrolled in charter schools in the spring of 2021, totaling roughly 1 in 26 students out of the state’s total 1.7 million student population, ...

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