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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.