January 28, 2022

Michelle Newman: The Backpack Bill is bad for education in Ohio

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In a guest op-ed for the Newark Advocate, Ohio state representative Michelle Newman warns against the latest attempt to boost school vouchers in Ohio.

Right now, the State Board is tasked with one of its most important responsibilities – selecting the next Superintendent of Public Instruction. The reason this is so incredibly important is that based on upcoming legislation and current conversations in both the House and Senate about education within our state, there is an intense push to privatize education in Ohio. For instance, while the school funding formula was revamped in 2021 and has now gone into effect, potential legislation like “the backpack bill” has been introduced and seems to be garnering a fair amount of chatter.

Read the full op-ed here.
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