July 25, 2014

Ohio E-Schools: Funding Failure; Coddling Contributors

Research Overview

This report analyzes E-school performance ratings and student graduation rates, their costs compared to traditional schools, and the tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money E-school operators receive for running them. We also highlight the extensive political contributions the state’s two most prominent E-school operators have made to Ohio legislators and state-wide office-holders.

Findings include:

  • Of Ohio’s 7 state-wide E-schools (which account for 90% of all E-school enrollment), six are not even rated “effective” by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • 5 of the 7 have graduation rates worse than Cleveland Municipal Schools, which has the lowest graduation rate of all traditional school districts.
  • Far from “saving’ money, E-Schools actually cost the state TWICE as much per pupil as traditional public schools.

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Spreadsheet: How Much Ohio School Districts Lose Annually to E-Schools

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  1. [...] what the state pays for other schools. The story should sound familiar because last year, IO did a report that pointed out the same concerns with Ohio’s e-School funding [...]