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Ohio: New Voucher Bill Could Cost Taxpayers from $70 Million to $1.2 Billion by Diane Ravitch

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 An Ohio legislator has proposed lifting the income cap for private school vouchers, so that 74% of all families in Ohio would be eligible to use a voucher to attend a religious or private school.  The cost estimates of this proposal range from $70 million to $1.2 billion (if every eligible student were to use a voucher). The assumption--or hope--is that not every eligible student would use a voucher because there are not enough seats available in nonpublic schools. Presumably there would be an explosion of new private schools to take advantage of the money. Ironically a  recently released  study shows that students in Ohio who take vouchers to enroll in nonpublic schools actually lost ground academically as compared to their peers in public schools. Does anyone in the Ohio legislature look at evidence? Does Ohio want to destroy its future?"

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