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Here’s What Happened Wednesday At The Statehouse Voucher Hearing

State lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday in a proposed expansion of Indiana’s voucher program. The version of HB 1003 before the Senate Education Committee increases the maximum voucher amount from $4,500 to $5,500 and also makes more students eligible for the program, including kindergarteners who receive scholarships from other organizations to attend private school. It’s that part that had Sen. […]

Five Things To Know About Second-Year Participation In Indiana's Voucher Program

Students sing and play music games during choir class at St. Charles Catholic School in Bloomington.

The number of students attending private school using state-funded tuition vouchers doubled this year. Next year there’s no cap on the number of students who can apply, which makes Indiana’s program one of the fastest growing in the country. We don’t know yet which private schools saw an enrollment boost thanks to vouchers during the […]

Interactive Map: A Handy Guide To Voucher Schools

Much of the controversy around school vouchers has focused on the religious nature of many private schools taking part in the program. And it’s true. About 98 percent of all voucher schools are Christian schools. But we decided to look at vouchers from a different angle. How well are these schools performing on the state’s […]

Q&A: Are Vouchers A Success In Indiana?

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett was key in promoting a series of bills designed to support the state's voucher program.

Nearly 4,000 Indiana students take part in the state’s voucher program.  This system is currently being challenged in court.  The Indiana State Teachers Association is claiming that vouchers are being used to fund religious schools and religious teaching.  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett has defended the program. We continue our series on school vouchers […]

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