Weekly reporter roundtable
Applications for private school vouchers are way up this year. The latest figure of 66,000-plus is more than double the number from last year. The Republican-led Ohio General Assembly recently expanded access and funding for the controversial program.
That has intensified the tug-of-war over school funding. Still playing out is a 2022 lawsuit filed by a coalition of public school officials known as Vouchers Hurt Ohio.
Senate President Matt Huffman and Auditor Keith Faber earlier this summer asked every school district in the state if they supported the lawsuit.
That prompted LaBrae Local Schools Superintendent A.J. Calderone, a member of the coalition, to level charges of bullying and intimidation at a press conference last week.
On our weekly Reporter Roundtable, the latest on school vouchers, Ohio Rep. Bob Young's resignation, redistricting, property taxes and more.
- Amy Juravich, 89.7 NPR News Midday Host and assistant program director
- Laura Hancock, politics and policy reporter for Cleveland.com
- Anna Staver, legislative reporter for the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau
- Morgan Trau, statehouse reporter for News 5 Cleveland
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