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    Filed at 6:30 am under by dcobranchi

    DOUBLE DIPPING? The University of Texas- Austin is set to open a charter school. Somehow, this just doesn’t seem right. UT is a state supported school. On top of that, the UT charter will receive $5000/student from the local school district.

    Under UT’s plan, charter students would go to school one week longer than their counterparts in public schools. They also would spend an extra 30 minutes a day in class. In addition, classes would be smaller than the state-mandated 22-1 student-teacher ratio, with a 16-1 ratio in pre-kindergarten and 20-1 in kindergarten and first grade.

    Well, sure. If you’re double dipping you have plenty of money to lower class size. But how does that translate to the OTHER public schools?

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