Ohio Governor Wants to Expand School Voucher Program

More than half of students would be eligible under proposal


Nearly half of Ohio students would be eligible for vouchers to attend private schools under a dramatic expansion of the state's existing voucher programs proposed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich in this year's budget. Vouchers are publicly funded tuition subsidies for students attending private-school.

Currently, Ohio offers vouchers to students assigned to low-performing schools and the Cleveland schools. Ohio also offers vouchers to students with special needs and students with autism.