IMPORTANT: Bruce Baker, professor & expert on school finance, breaks down case law & the patchwork of state ed code that determines where and how a charter school is public or private. General takeaway: charter school funding is subsidized by taxpayers but aside from that many try to have it both ways in terms of private governance and determination of enrollment.
Charter Schools Are… [Public? Private? Neither? Both?]
…Directly Publicly Subsidized, Limited Public Access, Publicly or Privately Authorized, Publicly or Privately Governed, Managed and Operated Schools Let’s break it down: Directly publicly subsi…