Governor Mitch Daniels has signed into law a plan giving Indiana the nation’s most sweeping private school voucher program. The Republican governor gathered with lawmakers and supporters at the statehouse today to sign the voucher bill and another measure to expand charter schools. “Today is about education, it’s also about social justice, it’s about equality.… Continue reading Daniels Signs Education Bills
Indiana lawmakers have approved a bill creating the country’s broadest private school voucher system. It hands Republican Governor Mitch Daniels a huge victory in his aggressive education agenda as he considers a 2012 presidential run.
From the Associated Press: Indiana lawmakers are set to vote tomorrow on two sweeping education bills: One aimed at spurring more charter schools and another to create the most expansive private school voucher program in the country. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says he expects both bills will be put up for a final legislative… Continue reading House Vote Set On Indiana Education Bills
Indiana lawmakers return to the statehouse today for the final week of the General Assembly Bills awaiting final action include a $28 billion two-year budget. Democrats are calling for the removal of a Senate budget provision that takes aim at boycotting lawmakers. It would allow constituents to file suit against legislators who walk off the… Continue reading Budget, Other Bills Await Indiana General Assembly Action
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.