In Case You Missed It: Plain Dealer calls school voucher bill “a mistake”

Monday’s edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer included an editorial blasting House Bill 136, commonly  called the school voucher bill, as “a mistake,” “bad for Ohio’s public schools,” and “bad for Ohio.”

The paper, which has supported vouchers for low-income students in the past, said that Rep. Matt Huffman’s (R-Lima) proposed expansion would “gouge holes in the budgets of public schools that are already on the ropes” by transferring state and local tax dollars to private schools.

Amid concerns about the accountability, affordability, and feasibility of the proposed system, the editorial advocates that Rep. Huffman “just shelve it.”

Read the full editorial here.


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