Argument: Charter schools do not achieve economies of scale

Issue Report: Charter schools


“Reining in Charter Schools”. New York Times (Editorial). May 10, 2006 – “Edison has long insisted that its fortunes would improve with “economies of scale.” The flaw here is that renovating schools, buying computers and training teachers remain expensive, no matter how many times you do it. Some experts argue that economies of scale do not exist in education, especially in a charter system, where schools are meant to vary in focus and size. In addition, the costs of managing large systems have proved to be high.”