Fair School Funding Plan

Ohio House considers bill for students to use public school money on private schools

BY: - February 17, 2022

After what sponsors say was a year of work to “find the right approach,” a new version of a bill that would attach school funding to each student was introduced Tuesday in the Ohio House. The Ohio House Finance Committee heard about House Bill 290, which would create an “opt-in” approach to private school scholarship […]

COMMENTARY

Now is the moment to fully and fairly fund Ohio’s schools

BY: and - April 28, 2021

For decades, Ohio’s legislature has spun its wheels trying to “fix” our public schools. They’ve increased standardized testing, based decisions off a school report card system that fails to measure if we are meeting our students’ needs, and finally, when schools or districts fall short on these arbitrary metrics, legislators have harmed them even more […]

COMMENTARY

Honoring Black history and fighting for the future of education

BY: - February 3, 2021

On Feb. 1, as Black History Month began in Ohio’s classrooms and virtual classrooms, Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled his proposed budget for the next two years, which continues the education funding policies that systematically underfund public schools that educate Black students and even shift some of that funding away toward unaccountable, for-profit private schools.  Black […]