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 Schools Chief Says About 3,700 Vouchers Sought

Indiana’s state school superintendent says parents have sought nearly half of the school vouchers available for the program’s first year. Superintendent Tony Bennett told the governor’s Education Roundtable this week that parents have applied for about 3,700 of the vouchers that use public school money to help pay for students to attend private schools. Bennett […]

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 […]

Ruling Expected Next Week in Indiana Voucher Case

A ruling won’t be made until next week in the case to block Indiana’s new private school voucher law from taking effect. A Marion County judge heard arguments for more than an hour Thursday morning in the lawsuit filed by a group of teachers and religious leaders challenging the law. Their lawsuit is backed by […]

Hearing On Indiana Voucher Suit Set For This Week

A judge in Indianapolis is scheduled to hear arguments this week in a lawsuit challenging the state’s school voucher program, created this year by the General Assembly. The program allows parents who meet income guidelines to use tax money to send their children to private schools, including those with religious affiliations. Opponents of the program […]

Pro-Voucher Parents Want To Intervene In Suit

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 […]