Let's be clear ...the Commission is GREATLY more efficient!
The Georgia Charter Commission operated on $650,000 per year, had a staff of 5 (paid for by the charters themselves... and they REDUCED their own budget in year 2!) and 7 volunteer Commissioners. The Commission at the time it was operational oversaw 15,000 students.
Compare - adding several of the smaller districts (199-3000 pupils) together to equal 15,000 kids equals $11 MILLION dollars in cost for their central offices.
Do not for one minute begin to talk about a bureaucracy when the Commission has shown MUCH greater efficiency.
Op-ed linked to a recent study: http://onlineathens.com/opinion/2012-11-01/scafidi-amendment-could-counter-administrative-bloat-schools