Indiana is known as a very friendly place for school choice, which includes the option for a student to attend a charter school. The idea of increasing charters in Indiana is controversial, divided along political lines. Charter schools are public schools that use taxpayer dollars. They're tuition free and have open enrollment, but opponents question whether charter schools should be considered public. This week on Noon Edition we'll speak to local experts and advocatesÂ about the funding and approval process for charter schools in Indiana. Noon Edition airs every Friday at 12 p.m.
Michelle McKeown, General Counsel of the Indiana Charter School Board
Ashlyn Nelson, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Indiana University
Jenny Robinson, Parent and Advocate forÂ Monroe County Community School Corporation