State Sen. Peggy Lehner wants to devote an additional $100 million to early childhood education in Ohio. The Kettering Republican cites the handsome return, $10 or more for every dollar spent. Her plan would provide vouchers for 22,000 children, opening the way to preparation for lasting academic achievement.
Hard to believe Gov. John Kasich and Keith Faber, the Senate president, haven’t already jumped to make the investment happen. Are they worried about the money? Consider the budget surplus exceeding $1 billion, or their own words about the importance of education and opportunity. They mean what they say, right?