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 […]
Two parents of Indianapolis school children want to voice their opposition– in court–to a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new school voucher program. The Indiana General Assembly approved the program, now the country’s largest, earlier this year. It allows parents who meet income guidelines to use public funds for private school tuition if they’re not satisfied with […]
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 […]
The Indiana Senate has approved a plan to create a statewide school voucher program. The Republican-led chamber voted 28-22 today to advance the bill, which is the most contentious part of GOP Governor Mitch Daniels’ extensive education agenda.