Benefits of Child-Centered Funding

Published December 1, 1997

Child-centered funding of education would produce the following benefits, according to Ohio State Treasurer J. Kenneth Blackwell:

Better Educated Children–through the creation of a learning culture and by greater parental participation.

Controlling Spending–because school districts receive financial support only when a child chooses to attend their school.

Meeting Needs–by allowing taxpayer funds to be directed to the individual needs of each child.

Providing Choice–empowering parents to direct the educational upbringing of their children by choosing their school.

Empowering Private-Practice Teachers–by providing teachers with the opportunity to start their own new schools.

Reforming Collective Bargaining–by reducing the influence of restrictive collective bargaining laws.

Use Tax Dollars Wisely–public school costs will decline as a result of competition and loss of monopoly status.