“Without the scholarship that I have been blessed with, I would most likely have been forced to attend a school that would not have challenged me to the best of my abilities. I am very thankful that I will now have more opportunity to become successful.”
–Quentina, 11th grade, Dayton
“I love the diverse educational curriculum at my daughter’s new school. The EdChoice Scholarship is a great opportunity that Ohio is giving parents: a better choice when it comes to education. EdChoice is a great program!”
– Melanie, mother of EdChoice recipient in Cincinnati
“The subjects are more challenging for me at my new school, which I really like. A new school may be different, but also can be fun for you.”
– Jaela, 8th grade, Cincinnati
“We all want our children to have quality education and bright futures that offer them great opportunities for higher education. This Scholarship Program offers that opportunity.”
–Lisa, mother of EdChoice recipient in Cincinnati
“I use the autism scholarship for my 3.5-year-old with high-functioning autism. He is making a lot of progress, and I am convinced that he would not have progressed as quickly had he been in the public school integrated preschool.”
–Kim , Mother of Autism Scholarship Program Recipient
“We have a nine-year-old son on the autism spectrum, and we have been able to take advantage of the Ohio Autism Scholarship. The scholarship allowed us to take our son out of a public school system that ignored his needs and put him in a school that was willing and able to focus on his issues. It's a shame that all children with special challenges are not given this opportunity in Ohio.”
–Joe , Father of Autism Scholarship Program Recipient
“Some children receive a better education than others due to their parents' abilities to pay for benefits that are often missing in public schools. This inequity is a violation of the civil rights of the parents and children who are so afflicted by lack of income and by the mismanagement endemic to so many of the country's public school systems.”
–Alveda C. King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr.
“I'd give parents control over their children's education. We've got to have competition operating. If we don't do that, our education system is going to deteriorate."
–Mayor Rudy Giuliani, August 2007
“What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent. It’s a political problem. . . . I’m one of those people who believe the best thing we could ever do is go to the full voucher system.”
–Steve Jobs, co-founder, Apple Computer, February 1996
“Our traditions of opportunity and excellence in education have been under siege. We've witnessed the growth of a huge education bureaucracy. Parents have often been reduced to the role of outsiders. We want to give states or individual school districts the option of using certain Federal education funds to create vouchers so these parents can choose which school, private or public, they want their children to attend.”
–President Ronald Reagan, March 12, 1983, Radio Address to the Nation on Education
–Colin Powell, 2000
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