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2011: The Year of School Choice?

    Although their editorial dubbing 2011 “The Year of School Choice” named 13 states, the Wall Street Journal singled out the Hoosier State:

    School choice proponents may have had their biggest success in Indiana, where Republican Governor Mitch Daniels signed legislation that removes the charter cap, allows all universities to be charter authorizers, and creates a voucher program that enables about half the state’s students to attend public or private schools.

    This ringing endorsement by the Wall Street Journal shows just how significant this past legislative session was in Indiana. The state had to out-do the likes of Ohio — which tripled the number of students eligible for vouchers — to earn such high praise.


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