Vouchers…Public vs Private Schools

(LFC Comments: Thanks to a  couple of lobbyists for sending us this article on school vouchers.)


Some excerpts from the article:
“Families across Ohio are anxiously waiting for word about who qualifies for EdChoice vouchers next year.”

The cost of choice: Most students who benefit from Ohio EdChoice vouchers have always attended private school

school voucher

“When a student uses a voucher, money is subtracted from the public school district where they live, $6,000 for a high school student, $4,650 for a K-8 student. This year, the Akron School District lost more than $7 million, so did Cleveland Heights – University Heights. Euclid lost nearly $6 million, Lorain lost nearly $4 million and Parma lost more than $2 million.”

(LFC Comments: We support any efforts to give control of the children’s education back to the parents.  Making the public schools COMPETE for the children makes the most sense to us.  When the public schools stop indoctrinating the children with the leftist claptrack propaganda, maybe the parents will be willing to send their children back to public schools.  If your child graduates without the ability to do the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who is to blame? – hint: it is not the children.)

Categories: Education, Uncategorized


2 replies

  1. Hi Brian,Children belong to their parents, not a school system. Tax dollars belong to taxpayers (parents) not a school system.  When tax dollars go to a private school, it earned those dollars, while the public school system did not earn them.  All people should understand that education dollars are intended for education of the public, not a particular education system.TimSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


    • What source are you using to support the idea that “education dollars are intended for education of the public, not a particular education system”? A simple review of the ballot language on a school levy issue would show that that is not true. There are enough of them on the March ballot to look at. The recipient school system district of those levy funds is clearly stated. If the state wants to provide a voucher program that is fine, but the state should directly fund the voucher program so that locally funded levies for a specific school system district as indicated on the levy do not have to make up the difference. The average state subsidy is $3500 but the average voucher is $4900 so the difference comes out of local funding. The state should completely fund the vouchers and improve the accountability of the voucher programs so that schools can fairly compete and parents can make informed choices.


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