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Ohio Has More Vouchers Than It Knows What to Do With

Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports that just 500 students applied for special education vouchers this fall. The vouchers allow special education students to use public money — up to $20,000 — to pay for education at a school or program not operated by the school district they live in. Cohen says: Ohio is passing [...]

How Ohio Spent $103 Million a Year on Private School Vouchers

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that found Ohio’s private school voucher program did not violate the separation of church and state. Vouchers are publicly funded  subsidies — some prefer the term scholarships — for private school tuition. Since that Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case, state spending on voucher programs has risen more than [...]

MAP: See the Ohio Counties with the Highest Rates of Private School Enrollment

% Ohio Students in Private School By County

In 2011, Ohio lawmakers doubled the number of school vouchers that students attending or assigned to low-performing schools can use to cover part of the cost of private-school tuition. The number of available vouchers will double again in 2012. And lawmakers also tried to expand the voucher program to allow students at any public school to get a [...]

MAP: See the Ohio Counties with the Highest Rates of Private School Enrollment

% Ohio Students in Private School By County

With this focus on using more public money for private-school tuition, we looked at where exactly Ohio’s private schools are located and how many of the students in each county attend private schools. Unsurprisingly, private-school attendance rates are highest in urban areas, which also tend to have the highest numbers of private schools. But about a dozen counties, mostly in rural areas, don’t have any private schools.

MAP: See the Ohio Counties with the Highest Rates of Private School Enrollment

% Ohio Students in Private School By County

In 2011, Ohio lawmakers doubled the number of school vouchers that students attending or assigned to low-performing schools can use to cover part of the cost of private-school tuition. The number of available vouchers will double again in 2012. And lawmakers also tried to expand the voucher program to allow students at any public school to get a [...]

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