Should Ohio private schools disclose more?

A four-page bill is causing a stink in Cincinnati. It's a back-and-forth battle about parents’ right to know versus private schools’ right to independent operation.

The bill would require private schools to publish some information on their websites, including enrollment and financial data. Other information – reading lists and school bylaws, for example – would have to be accessible to parents of enrolled students.

“Transparency is the only thing that’s going to save us,” said Rep. Thomas Brinkman, Jr., R-Mount Lookout, the bill’s primary sponsor.

Opponents have a different take. Continue…