Posted on 02/25/20 by Piet van Lier in Education & Training
The ongoing debate between the Ohio House and Senate about the future of vouchers in our state has brought into sharp focus a critical aspect of the statewide general education voucher program known as EdChoice.
Should it continue to be based primarily on the academic performance of the public schools to which students would otherwise be assigned, or should it be available only to low-income families?
Photo of sign outside Cleveland Heights High school
As they consider this question, we recommend that Ohio policymakers pay attention to the research, not rely on their assumptions and biases.
The original EdChoice program is open to families... read more
Posted on 01/09/20 by Piet van Lier in Education & Training
Public schools prepare Ohio children to be thoughtful, curious adults ready to meet future challenges. They build strong communities. But lawmakers have weakened Ohio’s public schools with the EdChoice program, which directs public dollars to... read more
Posted on 09/30/19 by Piet van Lier in Corrections
Jade and Tiffany are two Ohio women serving time in prison for drug possession and struggling with addiction. Their stories show why Ohio’s punitive approach to drug possession and addiction is not working.
Ohio spends more... read more