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In a disturbing new report from State Auditor David Yost, officials found that at one Ohio charter school, the state was paying the school to educate about 160 students, yet none, that’s right, zero, were actually at the school. And that’s just the worst of a really chilling report, which, if the results are extrapolated across the life of the Ohio charter school program, means taxpayers have paid more than $2 billion for kids to be educated in charter schools who weren’t even there. Here are the takeaways:
- Seven of 30 schools had headcounts more than two standard deviations below the amount the school told the state it had.
- Nine of 30 schools that had headcounts at least 10% below what the charter told the state it had, though it was less than two standard deviations.
- The remaining 14 had headcounts that weren’t off by as much.
- However, 27 of 30 schools had fewer students at the school Five key questions to ask now about charter schools - The Washington Post: