Ohio Charter Schools May Get Less Oversight, Fewer Restrictions
This week Columbus on the Record panelists discuss the state budget, which would give charter schools more freedom. That would make Ohio the only state in the nation to allow for-profit charter schools with no sponsors.
Also: Local leaders fear the repeal of the estate tax; the latest election offered school levy mixed results; prison reform gets a push; and a possible health care referendum looms.
- Critics fear lack of accountability would hurt school choice (Columbus Dispatch)
- Voters say yes in six of 11 districts (Columbus Dispatch)
- Most (SW Ohio) school levies in Southwest Ohio go down to defeat (Cincinnati Enquirer)
- Ohio House committee approves $120 billion, two-year state budget (Plain Dealer)
- Tax on casino wagers stripped from proposed budget (Columbus Dispatch)
- GOP, Tea Parties Unite to Put Health Care Referendum on November 8 ballot (Dayton Daily News)