Tougher rules for Ohio charter schools getting widespread support

A legislative hearing on charter-school law broke out yesterday, but a fight did not.

That’s a big change from the typical Statehouse charter-school debates over the past 15 years.

As opponents become more accepting of the role of charter schools in public education, and supporters face a blizzard of reports detailing bad charter schools and weak laws, both sides are largely coalescing around proposed upgrades in accountability and transparency.

House Republicans have proposed a slew of charter-school law changes in House Bill 2, and Gov. John Kasich has proposed even more in his two-year budget.

(Read more at the Dispatch)