Governor John Kasich proposed this year to spend almost one billion dollars a year on charter schools in Ohio. It’s a sign of how important the charters system has become in Ohio. In some cities like Dayton and Cleveland, as many as 20% of students attend charters, also called community schools. Mark Urycki of State Impact Ohio takes a look at how charter schools are funded in the Buckeye State.
Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he plans to push against political adversaries during his second term, as he tries to enact restrictions on charter schools and reach a satisfactory compromise on renewable-energy mandates.
The Ohio Supreme Court will now decide whether a private management company that was paid tens of millions of dollars in tax money to run charter schools is -- at least to some extent -- a public entity.
Ohio Department of Education officials say they have forwarded allegations of sexual misconduct, test tampering and other possible criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school to Montgomery County Children Services and Dayton police.