"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." -- Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

That sentiment has never been more profound and applicable than it is today.

It is in that spirit that we are publishing the 2019 edition of Ohio Education by the Numbers. This book is meant to be a look at vital statistics about Ohio’s schools and the students they serve. It isn’t a call for policy change, and it isn't designed to be spin. We've worked hard to keep it strictly “by the numbers.”

It's our hope that the book will be a readily accessible resource that keeps education stats—with cites to original sources—at your fingertips. The key data points should prove valuable to policymakers, school leaders, journalists, parents, and others throughout the year.

For those preferring a web version, check out the companion website www.OhioByTheNumbers.com. While a PDF can be downloaded from this page, you can also email [email protected] for a booklet that's perfect for your desk or briefcase.

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Aaron Churchill is the Ohio research director for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where he has worked since 2012. In this role, Aaron oversees a portfolio of research projects aimed at strengthening education policy in Ohio. He also writes regularly on Fordham’s blog, the Ohio Gadfly Daily, and contributes analytic support for…

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