Judge Upholds Indiana Voucher Program

From the Associated Press: An Indianapolis judge has upheld Indiana’s school voucher law, rejecting opponents’ arguments that it unconstitutionally used taxpayers’ money to support religion. Indiana State Teachers Association President Nate Schnellenberger says opponents will appeal today’s ruling. Institute for Justice attorney Bert Gall calls the ruling a major victory for parents and students. He […]

Judge Hears Arguments In Indiana School Voucher Suit

A judge is expected to rule within 30 days whether Indiana’s new school voucher program violates the state constitution. The program allows income-eligible parents of public school students to use taxpayer funds to send their children to private schools. Marion County Superior Court Judge Michael Keele heard arguments today in a suit backed by the […]

Indiana Voucher Opponents Will Continue Legal Battle

Some opponents of Indiana’s new school voucher program say they’ll press forward with their lawsuit against the state, despite being dealt a setback last week. A Marion County judge refused to grant an injunction halting the program, which allows middle and low-income families to use tax dollars for private school tuition. The judge also said […]

Union Mulling Next Move In Indiana Voucher Dispute

Leaders of the Indiana State Teachers Association say they will take a little time to decide whether to continue pursuing their case against the state’s new school voucher program. Marion County Judge Michael Keele refused this week to issue an injunction halting the program, which allows parents who meet income guidelines to use public funds […]

Judge Refuses To Halt Indiana Voucher Program

From the Associated Press: A judge has denied a temporary injunction that would have blocked Indiana’s broad new school voucher program. Marion County Judge Michael Keele sided with the state in his ruling today and against a group of teachers and religious leaders backed by the Indiana State Teachers Association. They tried to block the […]

Indiana School Voucher Challenge Set For Hearing

An Indiana judge is scheduled to hear arguments tomorrow  in a suit challenging the state’s new school voucher program. The program was created by the Republican-led 2011 General Assembly and allows parents who meet income guidelines and are unhappy with their public schools to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private schools. Critics say […]

Teachers Union Challenges Indiana School Voucher Law

A lawsuit has been filed that seeks to block Indiana’s new school voucher law. The Indiana State Teachers Association says the lawsuit was filed in Marion County on Friday, the day the new law took effect. Union spokesman Mark Shoup says the more than 10 plaintiffs include teachers, school administrators, clergy and taxpayers. The suit […]