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Study Finds Charter Schools Are Cheaper than Public Schools

A new study has found that charter schools in public school buildings cost $3,000 less per student than public schools.

As reported by the New York Post:

Pensions and health costs for teachers and other staff are substantially higher for the traditional, unionized public schools compared to charters, which offer their employees 401ks rather than more generous defined benefit plans.

The findings comes as Democrat Bill de Blasio vows to charge some charter schools housed in Department of Education buildings rent if he becomes mayor. Republican candidate Joe Lhota says he would continue to provide charters — publicly-funded, but privately managed schools — free space.

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