Eye on Education

School Choice Group Gives Ohio’s Voucher Program an “A”

The Center for Education Reform gave Ohio’s voucher program an ‘A’ grade in their 2014 nationwide report. The CER is an advocacy group that champions expansion of charter schools and voucher programs that help families pay private school tuition. It defines a successful voucher program as one that allows all students to qualify with no caps on the number of available vouchers. The report graded states’ voucher programs based on student eligibility requirements, program design, preservation of private school autonomy, and student participation. Ohio was one of only three states to earn the highest rating, along with Indiana and Wisconsin.

Indiana leads the country in terms of the best school voucher programs while Maine earned the worst marks in a new ranking by a research and advocacy group. Looking at both the design and implementation of state school-choice systems, the Center for Education Reform analyzed over two dozen voucher programs across 14 states and the District of Columbia, giving each state a grade between A and D.

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