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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Charter Schools Suck Money away from Kids

Mar 5, 2007

The state of Michigan is threatening to cut its educational budget to make up for what they say is a budget shortfall. At the same time, many schools across the state have budget surpluses totaling over 1.7 billion dollars. The big majority of those schools are charter schools.

Charter schools drain huge amounts of public school money away from real public schools, damaging those public school systems in the process. And then they don’t even spend big chunks of that money–not on the students, not on the teachers, not on the buildings, not on supplies. They just sock millions of dollars away, out of public funds and into private hands.

Charter schools are nothing but a scam. And the children of the state are the victims.