04 April 2007

Strickland cutting voucher program

We got a notice yesterday from our son's school, that because of budget cuts the art, music and gifted student teachers will be cut to half time. This is a result of less money coming to the public schools because of the State voucher program (Ed Choice) and because of falling enrollment in Cincinnati Public Schools in general.

Some argue that the state should create an Education Tax Credit Program.

I'm all for choice in schools. Fortunately for us, CPS offers lots of choices in their magnet school program, and we did not need to pay for private school choice. If we had gone that route, a voucher was available for us, since our neighborhood school is in academic emergency.

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