LOS ANGELES — California charter schools are facing more scrutiny as their numbers grow.

The number of charters in the state has grown from 200 schools in 1998 to 1,230 schools with 581,100 students, representing 10% of California students, according to a study, “Spending Blind,” produced by In the Public Interest, a research and policy center skeptical of privatizing of public services. It’s an affiliate of the Coalition for Working Families.

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