Slowey cited a study published recently by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. He said that since 2010, even as charter enrollment has increased, Brockton school spending has risen by 30 percent. Slowey said the Brockton school district now has more money to spend on each student – $11,630 in 2015 versus $10,094 per pupil in 2010.
By Megan Moore, Charles Lyang and Alice Shen, The Lowell Sun
A study published by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says charter schools aren't draining money from district schools. The report, funded by The Boston Foundation, offers a macro view of the issue, noting that charter school students represent about 4 percent of the total state student population while accounting for about the same percentage in total statewide education spending.