Argument: Charter schools are based on funding students not schools
- Debate: Charter schools - pro argument.
Bruno Manno. "The Case Against Charter Schools". School Administrator. May 2001. - "Allegation No. 1: Charter schools rob funds and students from regular public schools. While they may benefit a few youngsters, they hurt those left behind by biting into district budgets. [...] While it is true that charter funds are typically subtracted from district revenues, that is because their students are subtracted from district rolls. The fundamental concept of any school choice regimen is that the money follows the child to the school the family selects. Public dollars are meant to be spent for the education of that particular student, not entitlements for school systems. The premise of the allegation is backwards."