Bill Phillis reports that onehalf of Ohio’s authorized charter schools either never opened or closed.

This is not a sound use of limited public funds.

See the database here.

He writes:


Of the 600 charters that were authorized by the state to operate, 291 either didn’t open or have closed.


The good news is that half of the charters that were authorized are out of business. The bad news is thousands of students were harmed by the disruptions.
The Ohio charter experiment was never treated as an experiment. It moved from a $10 million pilot project to a billion dollar annual industry without any evaluation, scant accountability and no transparency.
In the process students are harmed and taxpayers fleeced.