Try saying it with us: “Choice and competition are good.” Don’t take our word alone. On the left, President Joe Biden said:
This report explores the impacts of Ohio’s EdChoice program on school district enrollments, finances, and educational outcomes. The study includes detailed analyses of the state’s “performance-based” EdChoice program that, as of 2021–22 provides vouchers to approximately 35,000 students as well as its “income-based” EdChoice program which serves approximately 20,000 low-income students.
First launched in fall 2007, Ohio’s EdChoice voucher program served more than 55,000 students in 2021-22. The program offers state-funded scholarships to eligible students and allows them to attend a private school.
Persistent school choice critic Steve Dyer recently posted a “takedown” of Fordham’s latest school choice policy recommendations.
The Buckeye Institute, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and School Choice Ohio cordially invite you to a continental breakfast and coffee dialogue with national and Ohio experts as they discuss recent successful efforts around the country to expand parental choice, lessons learned, best practices, and potential next steps for the Buckeye State.
Arizona, long one of the nation’s trailblazers in the school-choice movement, recently expanded its education savings account (ESA) program to ensure that all students—regardless of income or where they attend
The education world was abuzz last Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in Carson v. Makin.
Successful school choice requires that parents have ample access to high-quality information.
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Earlier this year, the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding filed a lawsuit aimed at eliminating the state’s EdChoice Scholarship Program
Earlier this year, a coalition of traditional public school districts filed a lawsuit that they hope will spell the end of EdChoice,
It’s an all-voucher issue of the Bites today. And it’s gonna get crazy. First up, I don’t know what an “opinion reporter” is, but the independent news outlet run by students at the University of Cincinnati has one of those.
In the early days of January, a coalition of traditional public school districts filed a lawsuit aimed at striking down
If you’re at all involved in Ohio education policy, you’ve heard about the anti-voucher lawsuit that was recently filed by the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding.
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In the debates over private school scholarship (a.k.a. voucher) programs, one of opponents’ favorite talking points is to say that nonpublic schools are “unaccountable” or “unregulated.” To get a flavor, consider the following statements made over the past couple years:
In our topsy turvy tour of education news clips today, we start with Fairview Park City Schools, which appears to be heavily recruiting students to attend its swanky, newly-upgraded high school next year.
Every parent has the right to educate their children in way that meets their kids’ needs and accords with their values and beliefs. Don’t just take my word for it: The U.S.
For nearly twenty years, EdChoice has provided tens of thousands of students with the opportunity to attend private schools via state-funded scholarships, also known as vouchers.
Opponents of school choice in Ohio continue to threaten a lawsuit seeking to eradicate the state’s largest private-school scholarship program, known as
As Ohio’s General Assembly continues working on the biennial state budget, policymakers have the unique chance to pursue meaningful education reform for Ohio’s K–12 students. Given the dark rain clouds of the past fourteen months, we are all grateful to see a silver lining emerging.
With Covid-19 cases dropping, teachers getting vaccinated, and new data and guidance coming in all the time showing th
Correction (12/17/20): A previous version of this article incorrectly indicated that the income-based EdChoice program was renamed the Buckeye Opportunity Scholarship.
The Ohio House and Senate have each approved legislation, Senate Bill 89, which significantly changes the state’s EdChoice Scholarship program. The EdChoice Scholarship, Ohio’s largest voucher program, has been a topic of robust debate for the past year as lawmakers argued over what state report card measures should determine if a school is considered low-performing.