A Think Twice Review of:
Review of Charter School Funding: Support for Students with Disabilities
Think Twice - Sep 02, 2021
Publisher/Think Tank - Students with Disabilitiesol Choice Demonstration Project
Author(s) - Cassidy Syftestad, Patrick J. Wolf, Wendy Tucker, and Lauren Morando Rhim
A recent brief from the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas erroneously asserts that charter schools are shortchanged of funding for students with disabilities.
Reviewer(s) - Bruce D. Baker, Rutgers University
Bruce Baker of Rutgers University reviewed Charter School Funding: Support for Students with Disabilities, and found it to ignore substantial differences in the classifications, needs, and costs of children with disabilities in district-operated versus charter schools. Most obviously, the available data suggests that the students with disabilities that charter schools enroll have, on average, less severe needs.