Originally published at RealClearEducation
There is a big lie recited as gospel: Giving parents educational choice drains money from public schools and ultimately destroys them. Teachers union lobbyists recently shifted this blatant myth into high gear as neighbor states, Ohio and Pennsylvania, debated their respective annual budgets—in which both involved heated talks over educational choice.
The two states have fiscal years that end on June 30 and require an annual state budget to distribute taxpayer funds to budgetary priorities.
Ohio—led by Gov. Mark DeWine—rose to the challenge, increasing public school funding alongside a balanced expansion of the state’s educational choice programs to provide universal eligibility.
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