Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, has proposed a plan to allow failing private and religious schools to appeal to keep receiving publicly funded vouchers.
It’s been five years since Indiana launched its school voucher program, which gives state money to qualified students to cover private education.
Families and private schools get $4,800 per student from the state’s voucher program. Governor Pence's proposal would eliminate that cap entirely.
More than 8,500 students have signed up to participate in Indiana’s school voucher program this year.
Private and charter school advocates organized a rally for students at the Indiana statehouse Wednesday.
Whether or not the sweeping reforms were good or bad depends on the point of view.
The state attorney general’s office says more than 150 students using vouchers began school this week.
The ISTA says a provision in the Indiana teachers' collective bargaining agreement is illegal
The lawsuit challenging vouchers says the program will unconstitutionally support religious education.