Tuesday, August 30, 2011

School Vouchers in Indiana

(South Bend, Indiana) The Indiana school voucher program, signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels in May, is popular.
Weeks after Indiana began the nation’s broadest school voucher program, thousands of students have transferred from public to private schools, causing a spike in enrollment at some Catholic institutions that were only recently on the brink of closing for lack of pupils.

It’s a scenario public school advocates have long feared: Students fleeing local districts in large numbers, taking with them vital tax dollars. In at least one district, public school principals have pleaded with parents not to move their children.
Sounds almost like a prison break.

[Add.] From here we learn that about 70 percent of students using vouchers choose Catholic schools. I suspect this fact really puckers the progressives.

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