From the Toledo Blade, the conference panel working on Ohio’s budget:
Approved a top priority of Republicans, an expansion of the state’s school voucher program to send 8,000 special education children currently in public schools to private programs or schools. The cost would divert up to $20,000 per student from public schools each year.
Yes – seven zeroes worth of special education vouchers, for only 3% of the special education population. 8000 x 20000 = 16 with seven zeroes.
I want to read that legislative language.
And I want Governor Strickland to use his line item veto.
The legislators should be ashamed of themselves – $160 million in
complete and total new diverted funding?