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, the Huffington Post reports. Conversely, charter schools are touted for successes through their leaner administrative model, allowing for more resources to go directly to classrooms. But a new study by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education debunks this belief. By looking at charter and traditional public schools in Michigan, where both receive about the same operational funding, researchers found that charter schools...

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