Indiana: Catholic schools benefit from new voucher law
July 12, 2011
More than 80 non-public schools, most of them Catholic, will be participating in a new voucher program approved by the Indiana legislature in April.
Many middle-income families, as well as lower-income families, will be eligible for the vouchers. For example, a family of four whose household income is under $62,021 will be eligible, as will a family of eight whose income is under $104,423.
- All about vouchers (Indianapolis Star)
- Lawsuit Challenges Far-Reaching Indiana Voucher Program (State EdWatch)
- Choice Scholarship Income Limits (State of Indiana)
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Jul. 12, 2011 1:39 PM ET USA
It is important to note that this law is not all good. The vouchers can only be used for Catholic schools that agree to participate in the Common Core State Standards Initiative -- a national curriculum and testing promoted by the Obama Administration. It is always dangerous when the state bribes Catholic schools to yield up curricular autonomy.