On the average, the cost of administration for public schools in Ohio is in the range of 13%. Charter schools, on the average, spend in the range of 26%.

The Education Research Alliance issued a January 17, 2017 Policy Brief by Christian Buerger and Douglas N. Harris, Tulane University, which indicates that charter school administration costs in New Orleans have increased 66% relative to a public school comparison group. New Orleans charter expenditures for instruction declined 10% relative to the comparison group.

For at least five decades, policymakers in Ohio have called for reduction in the cost of school district administration. Ironically, little or no concern has been raised regarding the extraordinary cost of administration in the charter industry.