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Why Ohio Calls School Vouchers “Scholarships”

Technically, Ohio doesn’t have voucher programs. It has scholarship programs: The Cleveland Scholarship Progarm, the Education Choice Scholarship, the Autism Scholarship Program and, starting next year, the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship. That’s in part because of Akron businessman and longtime “school choice” advocate David Brennan. From Cleveland State University Professor Jim Carl’s history of [...]

David Brennan Says Parents Are the Best Judges of School Quality

Two weeks ago, Fordham Institute President Chester Finn Jr. wrote a nice letter to the Columbus Dispatch explaining why Ohio children should be grateful to White Hat Management founder David Brennan for “rebutting those who would keep them trapped in crummy district school.” White Hat is one of Ohio’s largest charter school operators and has been [...]

Why Kids Should be Grateful to White Hat Founder David Brennan

David Pearson / Flickr David Brennan, the founder of for-profit charter school management company White Hat Management, has become a “larger-than-life target,” writes Fordham Institute President Chester Finn Jr. in a Columbus Dispatch op-ed. (The Fordham Institute works to “strengthen accountability and expand education options.” Its associated foundation also sponsors charter schools in Ohio.) Lefty [...]

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