Renacci Supports School Choice saying “Backpack” Legislation Long Overdue for Ohio’s Kids


Jim Renacci, who is challenging Mike DeWine from the right in the GOP gubernatorial Primary, issued a statement today regarding new “Backpack Bill” legislation being proposed in Columbus. Renacci has been an ardent supporter of school choice for years—and since 2019 has implored Governor Mike DeWine to work with the legislature to finally pass school choice legislation. But to no avail—as Mike DeWine has refused to act on this critical legislation for Ohio families and kids.

“I commend the legislature for introducing legislation to advance the discussion of school choice legislation. There is no ‘one size fits all’ program when it comes to educating our children. Especially now in America’s ‘woke climate’, polluted by dangerous fallacies like Critical Race Theory, parents in Ohio should have an option to find alternatives to educate their kids if they see fit,” Renacci said.

“I’ve said for years that state money that goes to a public school should follow the student should they go to private or parochial school. This is just common sense and critically important legislation for Ohio families. Mike DeWine has made clear that he won’t act—but as Governor, this will be a top priority in our administration.”