79 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 1 (2018)

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OHIO STATE LA WJOURNAL   FURTHERMORE


    Strengthening Charter School Authorization
         Laws,   in  Ohio   and   Across the Country

                       COURTNEY   KASUBOSKI

                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.    INTRODUCTION                         ...........................................1
II.   OHIO LAW-How ARE CHARTERS IN THE STATE OF OHIO
      ORGANIZED?.............5...........          ...................5
      A. What  Is a Sponsor? ...........................6
      B. The Law,  Pre-House Bill 2 ...........................9
      C. Critiques of Ohio 's System  .................     ..........9
III.  ATTEMPTS  AT REFORM   IN THE STATE OF OHIO     .   ................11
      A. Content of House Bill 2............................12
      B. Analysis of House Bill 2............................13
IV.   TIGHTENING  CONTROL  ON  AUTHORIZERS,  AND  INCREASING
      BOARD  OF EDUCATION   POWER         ............   .................13
      A. Toward  a Stricter Authorization System...   ...................14
         1.  Increasing State Control ofAuthorizers    ..  .............15
      B. Defined Separation of Control Between Authorizer
         and School        ............................ ...........16
V.    CONCLUSION        ..........................................18

                           I. INTRODUCTION

    As one of the few issues that does not live neatly on partisan lines, the
mention of publicly attended, yet privately run charter schools is sure to incite
impassioned debate on either side of the aisle. Less often discussed is how the
laws that govern these schools play into their operation, and thus the public's
opinion of charters.
    Charters began as a concept of the economic  free market theory,
theorizing that if parents had choice in schools, the surrounding school systems
would improve.1 Charters were thought to promote experimentation, with lax

     * Managing Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; Juris Doctor Candidate, May 2018, The
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; Master of Science in Teaching, Fordham
University, August 2015; Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University, 2013. Special
thanks to my family and friends for keeping me afloat during this entire process, my New
York and Columbus education warriors for your daily efforts and sacrifices, and the wisdom
of Professor Charlie Wilson, Kaela King, and HBO's John Oliver in the development of this
Note.
     1 Dylan P. Grady, Charter School Revocation: A Method for Efficiency,
Accountability, and Success, 41 J.L. & EDUC. 513, 520 (2012). Milton Friedman first


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