Report prompts debate on efficiency of Edison schools

09/9/2005 | Sun (Baltimore), The

According to a new Abell Foundation report on three Baltimore elementary schools under Edison Schools management, the firm retains $1,425 for each student it serves and spends nearly twice as much as the city school system in administrative per-pupil costs. State schools chief Nancy S. Grasmick rejected the findings and noted that the company has helped the three formerly failing schools improve.

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