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Data Used To Determine Charter Funding "Not Necessarily Accurate"

Ohio’s auditor says the numbers used to determine charter school funding in Ohio are not necessarily accurate. Dave Yost says attendance checks were performed at 30 charters last fall after reports of questionable attendance-keeping practices. Yost says more than half of schools checked had far fewer students in attendance than the number on record with the state. "The numbers that are being used to make funding decisions are not necessarily accurate, not necessarily reliable in all cases with all charter schools." Click the play button below for more details from Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow

Yost says there are plenty of charter success stories, but the system as a whole "is broken and in need of repair." Yost has previously called for more state regulation of charter schools, which receive public money but have less oversight than traditional schools.