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Do Indiana Charter Schools Deserve More State Funding?

Educating Indiana’s poorest students at a lower cost than traditional public schools was a selling point of charter schools when they first opened 13 years ago.

This spring, charter schools are clamoring for more funding from the General Assembly while facing criticism they have not succeeded at the job they set out to do.

A Star analysis found that the failure rate of charter schools more than doubled in the past five years — 53 percent received a D or an F rating from the state last year compared to 23 percent in 2010.