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A group announces a lawsuit aimed at preventing Ohio pubic education money from going to private schools in January 2022.

Judge reviewing arguments over Ohio’s school voucher program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A Franklin County judge is reviewing the many arguments filed in a court case against Ohio’s school voucher system, known as EdChoice. The EdChoice Scholarship Program awards publicly-funded scholarships to students who want to go to private schools that accept those vouchers. A coalition of more than 100 school… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Husted defends Ohio private school voucher program facing legal challenge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) said the EdChoice voucher program began as a way to help students in struggling school districts and he said it’s still effective today. Husted, who was Ohio House speaker when EdChoice passed in 2005, said families continue to support the vouchers today. “When we… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine to Meet with House, Senate Leaders on School Vouchers

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Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is scheduled to meet this week with House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) in hopes of reaching a resolution on school vouchers. For weeks, the future of the EdChoice voucher program has been the topic of hot debate. DeWine wants to strike a compromise with the… Read More

Aaron Baer, President, Citizens for Community Values

Lawsuit Filed Against State Over Recent Changes to EdChoice Program

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A suit has been filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by families who are affected by the legislature’s recently imposed 60-day moratorium on vouchers for the state’s EdChoice private school program. The President of Citizens for Community Values, Aaron Baer, says he represents parents and private schools who have been harmed by the law pushing… Read More