Maryland will have to provide the same per-pupil funding to charter schools as to district-run schools, according to a court ruling. The Baltimore Sun reports:
Maryland has 24 charter schools, 17 of them in Baltimore.
The city spends the equivalent of about $11,000 per child in its regular public schools.
Charter schools in the city receive $5,859 per child in cash and the rest in services that the school system provides, such as special education and food.
Baltimore school officials say they may appeal the ruling.