The number of vouchers awarded this year has not reached the cap of 15,000 that was set by state law, but it is at least double the 3,919 awarded in 2011.
The Walton Family Foundation has become one of the most active contributors to school choice initiatives in the nation.
One in five of the private schools in Indiana’s new school voucher program had a passing percentage on this year’s ISTEP+ exam lower than the statewide average.
Indiana is redistributing millions of dollars that were leftover from the money set aside for school vouchers.
The state attorney general’s office says more than 150 students using vouchers began school this week.
Daniels says the legislation is a step towards giving all Hoosier children a chance at a quality education.
Governor Daniels calls the 2011 session a success while Democrats say some of the bills that were passed will hurt Hoosiers.