Critics of charter schools say they’re hurting school districts. Are they right?

Chalkbeat: Are charter schools “draining,” “siphoning,” or “funnelling” resources away from school districts?

It’s a contention at the heart of the increasingly contentious national debate over charter schools.

“I’m striking to stop charter schools from draining our schools,” wrote Los Angeles teacher Adriana Chavira during the January teachers strike, saying her school has had to cut teachers as it lost students to charter schools.

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