The “children’s movement” may have been around for a century, but it’s been largely dormant since President Trump signed an executive order in April aimed at curbing funding for charter schools.
In his order, he directed the secretary of education to take steps to ensure that “school choice” would be protected under federal law, including ensuring that the federal government could only fund education programs that “promote the economic well-being of American families.”
But the “children” in question are not the children of those families, but the children and families of public school districts.
In this infographic from the Center for American Progress, a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that charter schools, the schools founded and run by charter operators and their supporters, have received more than $2.4 billion in federal funds since 2011.
That’s more than any other type of public education system.
The analysis shows that charter school operators are responsible for a total of $2,096 billion in funding to the U.S. economy.
So, how much of that money has gone to the “little guy?”
The Center on Education Policy and Priorities (CEPAP) says that since the 2016-2017 school year, charter schools have received an average of $1.8 billion in taxpayer funds, and that total is expected to reach $3.6 billion this year.
The rest of the money that goes to the schools is spent on salaries, books, equipment and other supplies for teachers, according to CEPAP.
The average cost of a year’s salary for a charter school teacher is $46,972, and the average cost for an elementary school teacher with the same training is $52,924, the report says.
What does that mean for parents?
Charter schools are not public schools, but they are run by private companies, and they do have public schools under their control.
The federal government can’t compel public schools to provide educational services to their students, but if a public school district does not want to hire a charter operator to provide those services, they can opt out of having them funded.
The Obama administration, however, was not keen on this option, so it blocked charter school applicants from being forced to do so.
Charters are also not public entities.
Instead, they are largely private entities, owned and operated by companies like Charter Schools USA, the company that runs the nation’s largest charter school network, which has a network of more than 1,400 schools.
But many charter operators also use other corporate funding sources, including tax-exempt state and local government grants.
The report found that $2 billion of the $3 billion in “charter school funding” goes to private school corporations, with $1 billion going to “traditional public schools” and $1 million going to charter operators.
According to the report, these groups also get much of their funding from states, which provide more money to charter schools than to traditional public schools.
The report says that in 2015, state governments provided about 75 percent of charter school funding, while the private school operators got nearly 40 percent of the funding.
But that doesn’t mean that they get all of it.
According to the CEPAP report, the “education” provided by charter schools is often not as good as that provided by traditional public school schools.
Charter schools receive a lot of funding from “federal, state and city funding sources,” and they get some money from “local school districts” as well, such as the ones that operate charters, but not as much as traditional public and local schools.
Furthermore, charter school students are often enrolled in a public charter school, while traditional public students are enrolled in private schools.
For example, about 30 percent of charters are public schools and 30 percent are charter schools in a given state, according a 2015 report by the Brookings Institution.
This is also true of the parents.
While parents often have no idea that their children are being taken away from them, they often have a significant amount of influence over what happens to their children’s education.
As a result, the Center’s report says, there is an incentive for charter school owners to keep their schools open for as long as possible.
“There is an inherent risk that some charter schools may be forced to close, especially when their parents feel pressured to accept charters,” the report notes.
Even though the report finds that charter operators are the ones who are being forced out of public schools by the federal administration, it doesn’t stop there.
While the Center says that charters have been in business for decades, they still receive funding from the federal Department of Education.
Although the Department of Justice has blocked a number of charter schools that have been involved in child abuse, it has yet to block a charter from being able to operate in a district.
Some charter schools are also run by the private