Ohio sees largest school voucher usage increase in history

The Ohio Department of Education just released school voucher usage data that show there are more than 31,000 Ohio students using a school voucher to attend the school of their choice this year.

This is at least 4,600 more vouchers than were used last year, which is the biggest usage jump in the history of Ohio school vouchers!

School Choice Ohio works to educate families on the education options available for their children, and we believe every child deserves to attend a great school that is a great fit. We are thrilled with the numbers released by the department because they show that more and more families across the state are becoming empowered to make the best choices for their children.

Let us put this into perspective for you. If Ohio’s more than 31,000 voucher students made up their own district, they would be the fourth largest district in the state behind Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, but much larger than Akron, Toledo or Dayton.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the families, schools, ambassadors, stakeholders and school choice supporters who helped us spread the word here in Ohio about these great programs available for families.

School Choice Ohio is proud to have had a role in making these usage numbers a reality.


Comments (2)

  1. Latricia Rogers:
    Jan 26, 2014 at 02:23 AM

    I have known about this program since 2004, since then I have been promoting it various mothers with drive and that wish more for there young loved ones. I learned of it from a friend of mine who was doing the same things as I am doing in my life now. She was attending a university while maintaining life with a single parent family. I didn't know that in years to come I would be doing the same thing. I now have a daughter whom I would love to be able to utilize this program as well now that im a a single mother. I work for the buckeye ranch anyway I can promote a way to better children and mothers lives as well as fathers I will continue to promote this program and pray that my daughter becomes one of the selected to follow her dreams. By the way my friends dream came true for her son who attended he is a scholar child.

  2. School Choice Ohio:
    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Wow, this is a great story, Latricia. Thank you for sharing. We would LOVE it if you would help spread the word. Here is a link to some of our flyers and handouts: http://www.scohio.org/advocates/advocates-make-some-noise/resource-center.html. We'd be happy to send you copies too!

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