Charter schools, public schools, funding
The existence and expansion of charter schools in Arkansas continue to be controversial. Proponents of charters argue that charter schools are unfairly burdened because they do not have access to local property tax revenue. Critics of charters, on the other hand, argue that charter schools pull funding away from traditional public schools. This brief examines the funding of traditional public schools and charter schools across the state and in the particular regions in which most Arkansas charter schools are located.
McKenzie, Sarah C. and Ritter, Gary W., "Traditional Public School and Charter School Funding in Arkansas (UPDATED)" (2014). Policy Briefs. 39.