Posted October 14, 2023 in eNews
Numeric news from Policy Matters
88.6%: Share of Ohio K-12 students who are enrolled in public schools.
$1.96 billion: Amount of public funding Ohio policymakers budgeted for private school tuition vouchers in the next two years, much of which will pay tuition for students whose families could already afford to send them to private schools.
6.3%: Average salary decrease for Ohio’s public school teachers from 2018 to 2023 when adjusting for inflation.
All of the above are from our latest report, the State of Ohio Schools: A legacy of neglect, and how to overcome it. Co-authored by Youth, Opportunity and Education Researcher Tanisha Pruitt, PhD and summer intern Cassie Mohr, the report also features policy recommendations that will make our schools better places to learn, grow, teach and work.
26: Age at which Americans are forced off their parents’ health insurance coverage. In a piece for Ohio Capital Journal, Budget & Health Researcher Kathryn Poe wrote about reaching that milestone as someone with a chronic health condition — and similar health care cliffs Ohioans face as states redetermine who qualifies for Medicaid and begin removing people from the program.
986,000: Number of Ohio families who would qualify for the Thriving Families Tax Credit proposed in a new bill. Qualifying families would receive an annual credit of $1,000 per child up to age 5, and $500 per child age 6-17. It’s a great way to help more Ohio families afford the basics, which is why we included it in our budget recommendations!
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