SCHOOL CHOICE OHIO SPOKESPERSON: “THE COURTS HAVE ALREADY HELD THAT THESE PROGRAMS ARE CONSTITUTIONAL”—NOT SO
The voucher zealots dismiss the EdChoice voucher litigation effort by saying (probably not believing) that the courts have already decided
in favor of vouchers. That would be like comparing peanuts and pork chops.
The EdChoice voucher case will be filed in State court. TheCleveland voucher case (Zelman) was decided by the US Supreme Court in favor of the State defendants. The State’s primary defense in Zelman was the argument that an alternative must be provided to students because of the low performance of Cleveland schools.
Vouchers were funded from the Cleveland school budget at a modest rate (not $7500). Modern day voucher advocates promote vouchers, citing a parent’s “right” to choice. Their argument of rescuing students from failing districts is fading in their rhetoric.
The Ohio courts have never ruled in the EdChoice voucher scheme.
The No Child Left Behind Act Has Put The Nation At Risk Vouchers Hurt Ohio
Original Author: William L. Phillis | Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of