Benefits of Child-Centered Funding
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.