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If there is any value in the state report card scheme, it is that it reveals the failure of the charter experiment.

71 charters or 23% received F grades compared to only seven tenths of one percent of school districts. Six charters or .3% received A grades compared to 5% of school districts. 87 charters or 28% received...

The people of Ohio via the Constitution have imposed upon state officials three specific responsibilities regarding public education:

  • To secure by taxation a thorough and efficient system of common schools throughout Ohio (Article VI, §2)

  • Provide for, by statute, the organization, administration and control of...

November 8, 2018

The charter school policy in Ohio produces results that are tantamount to state-sponsored taxpayer and child abuse. Corruption, frequent charter closings, broken promises regarding performance, huge profits on the backs of students and nepotism create the charter narrative.

This tax guzzling industry started as an $11 m...

November 8, 2018

Law professor Derek Black: the days of charter schools and vouchers are numbered

The professor's prediction will come to pass only if public school advocates ramp up efforts to expose the corruption and failings in the charter industry. Charter-oriented foundations and the charter lobby are devising new tactics in their...

October 10, 2018

Charters were created in a political whirlwind to improve academic achievement without addressing the educational needs of students, particularly those living in poverty. The notion that charters would reduce overall spending for public education also appealed to some state officials.

Hence policymakers and governors es...

WARREN — Area school districts are confident they can absorb Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow students recently left without a school after the online school closed.

ECOT closed Jan. 18 as a result of an ongoing fight with the state on alleged overpayments. Ohio officials have alleged ECOT students were not online enoug...

January 15, 2018

We are urging public school district leaders across our state to be ready to welcome ECOT students back to their schools. Superintendents and Boards of Education should view ECOT’s closure as a chance to re-enroll students for whom ECOT has failed. We’re encouraging plans to be in place and activated to bring these res...

Even when excluding dropout-recovery schools, the four-year graduation rates of charter schools in Ohio are half that of traditional schools, and 28 points lower than the largest urban districts.

Charter schools not classified as dropout recovery have a four-year graduation rate of just under 45 percent, compared with 7...

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Real Choice Ohio has several events throughout the year.  RCO is committed to at least two different conferences throughout the school year for school districts.  These conferences are a way to not only share best practices but to provide data and collaborate with other districts to find new and creative ways to help our students and their families to truly "BE THE CHOICE!"