The Backpack Bill is innovative education reform that ensures Ohio funds students, not bureaucracy. It ensures that all Ohio students are eligible for a taxpayer-funded scholarship that goes wherever they go, if they opt into the program.
Ohio’s education system is failing as many public schools are underperforming and under educating our children, but in rural, suburban, and urban school districts, radically politicized curriculum is being taught in the classroom.
Most of the children in these schools have no options, so the school district is non-responsive to the concerns of parents.
The Backpack Bill takes away the monopoly from public schools and offers families a choice for the education that will best meet the needs of their children. This will also force the public schools to be more responsive to the needs and concerns of the parents and community.