On March 27, there were some misconceptions reported in The Times concerning, at least, Victory Christian Academy in Valparaiso. It was stated that private schools have highly selective entrance criteria, but at VCA we have always sought to enter any student regardless of their families' ability to pay and their children's academic abilities.
Concerning special needs, close to 10 percent of this current year's voucher students have special needs, and VCA is providing them with accommodations and resources besides providing for the special needs of other students enrolled. At VCA, we accept any student willing to sit under the teaching of the Bible, unless expelled during the prior year.
The cost per student to educate a child in Indiana is about double the cost of a voucher (about $4,500). I see the vouchers being a blessing both to the parents that chose private education and to the state and its taxpayers.
- Joyce Folk, Administrator, Victory Christian Academy, Valparaiso