Ohio legalized school vouchers to help kids in failing schools. Is that what’s happening?

By: | September 9, 2021

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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