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      • Answer one of the example questions below or feel free to make up your own!



        • Take one of the provided Trivia Q&A Sheets and answer all of the questions on your own.

        • Once everyone has finished filling in their answers, your host will reveal answers 1-10 (below) to everyone on the screen.

        • As your host goes through the answers, grade yourself! Keep track of which ones you get correct and incorrect and write your grade on the back of your Trivia Q&A Sheet.


    1. What is the average amount of taxpayer money spent on a public school student’s education per year in Ohio?

    A. $9,957.50        B. $14,539.15        C. $24,401.31

    Public Schools receive funding from multiple sources. These sources include state dollars, federal dollars, local taxes and sometimes other small sources. Depending on the district, these amounts differ depending primarily on location and the community but on average are $14,539.15. The highest amount is in the Cleveland Heights- University Heights district who’s average spending per student is $24,401.31.

    2. On average, what percentage of Ohio’s education spending is spent on in-class ‘instruction’?

    A. 50.5%            B. 60.74%           C. 82.32%

    Instructional Expenditure Per Pupil includes all costs associated with the actual service of instructional delivery to the students. These items strictly apply to the school buildings and do not include costs associated with the central office. They include the salaries and benefits of the teaching personnel and other instructional expenses.

    3. SEICUS is one of the nation’s largest promoters of sex education for public schools. Which of the following is NOT a topic included in their Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education?

    A. Transgender and Gender Expansive Identities 

    B. Abstinance

    C. Racial and Reproductive Justice

    The Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education (PLSSE) is the newest set of standards designed to help improve educators’ ability to effectively address sexuality in the classroom. The PLSSE were developed to provide guidance to school administrators and classroom educators about the content, skills, and professional disposition needed to implement sex education effectively. (SIECUS Website)

    4. Of the following groups, what Demographic is the most supportive of school choice?

    A. Hispanics            B. Republicans            C. Caucasions

    62% of Hispanics support school choice, 53% of Whites, and 61% of Republicans. Other demographics broadly in support are Parents (62%), Blacks (62%), and the General Public (55%).

    5. What mythical creature is used to teach children about gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, physical attraction, emotional attraction, and LGBT2SQ identity?

    A. Dragon            B. Unicorn               C. Mermaid

    Take a look at “The Gender Unicorn”

    6. According to the Ohio Report Card, how many Ohio public schools were graded at a D or F level in academic performance on the last report?

    A. 1001            B. 459            C. 128            D. 73

    Each district and school receives an overall letter grade for academic performance. The overall grade is calculated by using results in the six components: Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success.

    7. Which of the Following is NOT a scholarship available to children in Ohio?

    A. Autism Scholarship 

    B. Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

    C. EdChoice Scholarship for Low-Income or Failing District Students

    D. Bishop James McFadden Religious Exemption Scholarship

    The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child’s individualized education program (IEP).

    The Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district. The amount of each scholarship will be based on the primary disability condition identified on the student’s Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and will not exceed $27,000.

    The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from designated public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program also provides low-income students who are entering kindergarten through 12th grade scholarship opportunities

    8. How much did national per pupil spending on education increase from 2013-2019?

    A. 16.7%            B. 12.3%            C. 5%            D. 1%

    Accounting for inflation, in 2019 the national average spending per pupil was $12,612 per student. In 2013 the per pupil spending was $11,200 (adjusted to today’s dollars). This is a 12.6% increase in spending in 7 years.

    9. What is the national average teacher-to-student ratio in PRIVATE schools?

    A. 1:30      B. 1:24      C. 1:15      D. 1:11

    Class sizes is often one of the top reasons parents cite for why they choose private schools. Private schools consistently have smaller class sizes than public schools.

    10. In 2021, how many school districts in America pledged to teach Critical Race Theory (CRT) as promoted by the NEA (the Nation’s largest teacher’s union)?

      A. 2,500

      B. 5,000

      C. 9,000

      D. 14,000

    On June 30, members of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers’ union, voted to approve a plan to promote critical race theory in all 50 states. Union delegates representing 3 million public school employees approved funding for three separate items related to “increasing the implementation” of “critical race theory” in K-12 curricula; promoting critical race theory in 14,000 local school districts; and attacking opponents of critical race theory, including parent organizations and conservative research centers.

    Who won?!



        • STEPS 1 & 2: Once you are on, enter your personal zip code and personal home address to find your State Senator and your State Representative.

        • STEP 3: Scroll down to Your State Officials and their names will be located at the very bottom of the webpage.

        • STEP 4: Click on your State Senator’s name and it will take you to their profile, providing their address.

        • Use this address to address one of your postcards to your State Senator.

        • STEP 5: Repeat for your State Representative with your second postcard.


        • Once you have addressed one postcard to your State Senator and the other to your State Representative, write a message on the back of each postcard, explaining WHY you feel that The Backpack Bill should be passed.

        • Your postcards can either have the same message or can be different. Completely up to you!

        • You can share your own personal story or even use of of the examples below:

              • “Fund students, NOT buildings and bureaucrats!”

              • “Fund students, NOT the system!”

              • “Pass The Backpack Bill so that the money follows kids to empower families & students to choose the school that best meets their needs.”

              • “Educational freedom benefits EVERYONE, not just non-public school children.”

              • “A growing body of research demonstrates that school choice programs benefit even those students who choose to remain at their local public school.”

        • Make sure that you have filled out and stamped BOTH of your postcards.

    7. GROUP PHOTO! 

        • Post your photos on your social media using the hashtag #BackpackBill and tag us  @CCVPolicy.

        • If you wish to not be in these posts and photos, please be sure to let your host know.


    9. WRAP IT UP!

      • When you leave today, please remember to take the three “Next Steps”:

      1. Pray for your schools 

      2. Visit the Statehouse 

      3. Share your Backpack Bill Info Card 


      • Please hand both of your postcards to your host so they can place them in their mailbox after the party. 

      • Questions? Please contact us at the Center for Christian Virtue (CCV) office by calling 513-733-5775 or emailing

        Annnnnd You’re Done!

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