Some political pundits have been saying SB 85-the Universal Voucher Bill-will not move through the legislature. Hopefully they are right.
But in the era of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary, vouchers could become more appealing. DeVos’ response to every question is an elevator speech on a parent’s right to choose. After hearing a talking point hundreds of times, one often accepts it as fact regardless of how wrong it is.
The sponsor of SB 85, State Rep. Matt Huffman, is taking his show on the road. A May 19th Plain Dealer article details a rally Huffman held in Cleveland with Chris Knight, the superintendent of 119 schools run by the Cleveland Catholic Diocese.
“Spread the word,” Knight said, telling people to call state legislators. “Support school choice in Ohio.”
The Elida Board of Education has taken the initiative to pass a resolution in opposition. Others should follow.
Thanks to the Elida Treasurer, a consummate public school advocate, for passing along this resolution.
William L. Phillis, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding