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Five Ways to Reduce Pay-to-Play

  Jack / Flickr As we reported earlier, public education isn’t exactly free these days. State budget cuts and failed local levies have left Ohio’s schools desperate to trim costs and still maintain services. That leaves parents paying for what schools can no longer afford, including fees for extracurricular activities. This week, Education Week suggests [...]

Little Aid for Back-to-School Shopping

Ohio schools battling with budget cuts and failed levies are passing some of those costs on to their students. In fact, parents can expect to pay 25 percent more than last year for back-to-school costs for everything from activity fees to school supplies.  At least that’s what Columbus-based Huntington Bank found in its annual Backpack [...]

Ohio’s Public Education is Far From Free

A junior, Edward Golson says he would have to quit playing sports if Cleveland schools started using pay-to-play.

Public education isn’t exactly free these days. State budget cuts and failed local levies have left Ohio’s schools desperate to trim costs and still maintain services. That leaves parents paying for what schools can no longer afford. Half an hour east of Akron you’ll find the small, rural and property poor Field Local School District. [...]

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