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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris
Citation:536 U.S. 639 (2002)
The State of Ohio has established a pilot program designed to provide educational choices to families with children who reside in the Cleveland City School District. There are more than 75,000 children enrolled in the Cleveland City School District. The majority of these children are from low-income and minority families. Few of these families enjoy the means to send their children to any school other than an inner-city public school. For many years, however, Cleveland’s public schools have been among the worst performing public schools in the Nation. The pilot program provides financial assistance to families in any Ohio school district that is or has been under federal court order requiring supervision and operational management of the district by the state superintendent. Cleveland is the only Ohio school district to fall within that category.
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