School Funding

How Ohio funds schools is a perennial debate among elected officials. Fordham advocates for a funding formula that drives more resources to where they are needed (i.e., to disadvantaged students and the schools serving them) and that is stable, efficient, and transparent. We believe Ohio’s current formula should eliminate caps and guarantees, “phantom revenue,” and fund schools of choice directly. See below for research reports, blog posts, videos, and more 

Among the most important duties of Ohio lawmakers is to craft a reasonably transparent school funding formula that efficiently...
By Jennifer O’Neal Schiess, Max Marchitello, and Juliet Squire Ohio’s current approach to school funding (K-12) has several...
Ohio’s current approach to school funding (K-12) has several strengths, including its ability to drive more state aid to...
The manner in which Ohio funds charter schools is controversial and is a serious contributing factor to the antipathy felt toward...
Greg R. Lawson
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
John Zitzner
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
Recently, several school districts asked to be repaid a chunk of the money that the state of Ohio is attempting to recover from...
John Mullaney
NOTES: John Mullaney is the Executive Director of the Nord Family Foundation. Both authors were part of the Straight A Fund...

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