New study: charter schools more expensive to run than public schools. "Administrative bloat" bigger there than in public schools. From the study: "Controlling for factors that determine school resource allocation like student enrollment and school location, Michigan State University's David Arsen and the University of Utah's Yongmei Ni found that charter schools spend on average $774 more per student on administration and $1,140 less on instruction than do traditional public schools."
Charter Schools Spend More On Administration, Less On Instruction Than Traditional Public Schools: S
Public schools are often criticized and scrutinized for perceived administrative bloat, tied to concerns that those sitting behind desks in district offices are diverting funds away from investment in students. Conversely, charter schools are touted for successes through their leaner administrative …