Texas charter schools owe state $26 million

April 7, 2008
Nearly half of state's charter schools have incorrectly reported student attendance

Nearly half of the charter schools in Texas have incorrectly reported student attendance, resulting in $26 million in undeserved payments that the state is trying to recover, according to state records. The Texas Education Agency probably will never recover at least $9 million of the debt because 20 schools went out of business before repaying the state. Agency officials say that although traditional schools also make errors, mistakes are more common at charters because they typically lack experienced staff or strong oversight.

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