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TEA Says Charter Schools Owe State Money

Millions of dollars is owed to the State of Texas, but the state will probably never see a good portion of it.

That is according to the Texas Education Agency, which reports charter schools owe the state 26 million dollars for inflating attendance records.

The state probably will not see about nine million of that because some schools went out of business before paying back taxpayers' money.

State officials say charter schools make mistakes in checking attendance because of inexperienced staff and cannot get money through raising tax rates.

Some also say charter schools with troubled finances have an incentive to inflate attendance to get more money.

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