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Utah charters get fewer state dollars than traditional schools

Per-pupil spending, broader inequities are larger issues, say education leaders.

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The report also compared per pupil funding between the Salt Lake City and Granite school districts and charters. It found an even greater disparity — 32 percent — between funding for Salt Lake City district schools and charters. It found a smaller gap between Granite schools and charters of about 12 percent.

Nationally, the report found that the gap between charter and traditional school funding grew by 55 percent in recent years. The report did not include past years of data for Utah.

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The report’s authors said making funding more equal is about finding the political will.

"State funding equity is headed in the wrong direction so we must recalculate and reconsider state funding mechanisms," said Jay May, a report author.

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