The opportunity for a better life
Two high-level staffers from the Heritage Foundation publishedfor students looking for the best educational fit. They cite research and compelling anecdotes that show charters, vouchers, and other forms of choice work for students and argue that greater access to choice is imperative.
Dollars and sense
Another charter school canard debunked: Ashows that, contrary to popular myth, charter schools not only don’t drain funding from traditional districts, most districts see significant increases in their total revenue and their local revenue per pupil. Additionally, the report indicates that total spending per pupil goes up—especially spending on student support services. Even better: the research was conducted by a charter school skeptic.
Further alarming detail
Following up on a first look last week,. O’Donnell’s focus is on Cleveland, and notes that the dire achievement losses seen there were somewhat mitigated for students who attended school in-person for at least part of the last year—including those in a charter school featured prominently—fared better than their fully-remote peers.
The state board of education, at its meeting this week, passedfor K-12 Education in Ohio.”
Finally this week, Governor Mike DeWine announced that he will. School districts will create their own plans according to unique local needs—although the governor had numerous suggestions such as summer school and high quality tutoring—and DeWine said the state stood ready with $2 billion dollars in federal aid to help schools execute those plans.