More money will do little to improve schools

Increasing aid to public schools is being urged as the solution to their dismal performance (“New York needs school choice, not more money for ever-worse results,” New York Post, Dec. 29).  That argument is based on the difference in test scores between charter schools and traditional public schools.

I understand the anger and frustration that taxpayers feel about this issue, but I hasten to point out that charter schools operate by a completely different set of rules than other public schools.  As a result, they have a huge advantage.  I submit that if traditional public schools were set free to operate as charter schools, there would be little, if any, difference in results.

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