Cleveland Voucher Aid No Panacea For Hard-Pressed Catholic Schools

Zehr, Mary Ann
June 2003
Education Week;6/18/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 41, p9
Acknowledging that educational vouchers have hardly been a fiscal windfall for the Cleveland, Ohio-based private schools that accept them, the Ohio legislature may alter the city's state-enacted program of tuition aid to make it easier for schools that receive vouchers to stay afloat financially. But the changes, if approved, will be too late for three Roman Catholic schools in Cleveland that accepted the vouchers and have closed within the past year. A state budget bill plans to raise the amount that private schools can receive per student through the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program, as the voucher plan is officially known.


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