Charter schools are taking money away from NC school districts, study says
“The outflow of students that this study examined is due to one thing: families not being satisfied with the schools that public school districts have assigned them to,” Rhonda Dillingham, executive director of the N.C. Association For Public Charter Schools, said in a statement. “Here’s a simple solution: meet students’ needs by running better schools.”
Dillingham said the idea of providing transitional aid to district schools that lose students to charter schools doesn’t pass the common sense test.
“Maybe it’s my working-class background showing again, but I don’t think the district schools should be given money for students who aren’t in attendance,” she said. “That’s like requiring me to pay Food Lion for groceries I didn’t get because I’ve decided to shop at Harris Teeter instead.”