From today’s Cincy Enquirer:
More than 11,500 Cincinnati Public School students are eligible to receive state-paid vouchers to attend private schools next year, but state officials say that Cincinnati Public officials are hindering them from getting the word out.
The district is the only one in the state that has refused to provide to the state the addresses of students who are eligible for tuition vouchers.
This Saturday and next, the Ohio Department of Education is conducting free parent information sessions in Cincinnati to describe how students attending 27 Cincinnati schools that are in “academic watch” or “academic emergency” are eligible to receive Ohio EdChoice Scholarships to attend private schools.
All in all, CPS is just another brick in America’s educational Berlin Wall. They can try to keep kids from escaping to freedom, like East German border guards during the Cold War, but eventually that wall is coming down.
The only thing that these folks can do is choose whether to help the process of educational liberation, or hinder it.
Someday their grand-kids or great-grand-kids, who will enjoy school choice, will ask them which side they were on. How will they answer?