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Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence personally appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday and asked the panel to advance a House-approved prekindergarten voucher program for up to 1,000 low-income Hoosier children.

February 12, 2014 1:42 pm Related

School vouchers harm public education, democracy

Public schools are the foundation of democracy. In 2012-13 some $37 million in Indiana tax dollars went to charter and parochial schools. This is a drain on public education.

November 11, 2013 1:00 am

More school choice options touted, extending vouchers to kindergarteners

As the nation celebrates National School Choice Week today through Friday local and state school choice supporters said they'd like to see changes in the law to give parents even more options.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
Daniels tours Gary school that grew enrollment from voucher law

Daniels tours Gary school that grew enrollment from voucher law

GARY | Gov. Mitch Daniels reiterated the state's voucher law is constitutional and in the best interests of students as he toured Ambassador Academy and talked to students, teachers and parents.

December 14, 2011 8:10 pm Photos


IDOE releases final figures on school vouchers

The Indiana Department of Education released final figures Thursday regarding Indiana's new school voucher program, reporting that nearly 4,000 students from low- and moderate-income families have taken advantage of the program.

November 03, 2011 5:30 pm

Hundreds of students use vouchers in Northwest Indiana

Nearly 3,800 students across Indiana have taken advantage of the school vouchers as of September, state officials said.

October 11, 2011 1:00 pm
Local parents take advantage of vouchers

Local parents take advantage of vouchers

Sylvia Thomas, of Gary, said her daughter NyCole became stressed out and physically ill last year as a freshman at Gary's Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy. NyCole's supposedly advanced classes had many students not at the same level, Thomas said.

August 07, 2011 6:15 pm Photos



ANDREA NEAL: School vouchers could trigger law of unintended consequences

Before lawmakers put the finishing touches on any private-school voucher bill, they should consider the law of unintended consequences.

April 13, 2011 12:00 am
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