This new tool is designed to help the citizens of Ohio better understand how publicly-funded charter schools are faring and how they compare to traditional public schools.

This website provides data from the Ohio Department of Education on how schools are performing, the percentage of money spent in the classroom, and how much money is deducted from state aid to public school districts and transferred to charter schools. Additional data can also be found by clicking on the name of the district and the name of a charter school.

With nearly 400 charter schools operating in Ohio with less accountability than traditional public schools, it is important that parents, educators and policymakers be able to see the comparative performance of charter schools, as well as what they are costing local school districts.

Ohio’s students deserve great public schools whether they are “traditional” schools or taxpayer-funded charter schools. We hope that The Ohio Charter School Accountability Project will provide some of the information necessary for parents, taxpayers and policy makers to make wise and cost-effective choices.  Nothing is more important to the future of our state.

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