Ohio legalized school vouchers to help kids in failing schools. Is that what’s happening?
More Ohio children are using state dollars to pay for private education than ever before.
What started as a $5 million pilot project to rescue Cleveland kids from “failing schools” is now a statewide voucher system serving 69,000 children that could cost taxpayers more than $628 million for the 2021-2022 academic year.
“I double-dog dare you to find another area in the Ohio budget that has experienced such a sky rocketing increase,” said Dan Heintz, a history teacher at Chardon Local Schools near Cleveland.
But Ohio isn’t an anomaly. It’s been a banner year for school choice advocates across the country.
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