Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Indiana Lawsuit Ruling Doesn't Mean Resting on Our Laurels

We told you earlier this week about an Indiana judge's decision not to block the state's new voucher program, which is a great victory for the nearly 3,000 Hoosier state kids who have signed up for the program thus far.

But it's very much worth noting that the ruling was only temporary, and there could be ongoing legal wranglings that will continue to jeopardize not just the program's current students but its future prospects, as well. (The program is set for expansion each of the next two years, ultimately becoming uncapped beginning with the 2013-14 school year.)

One local news station in Indiana asked the fundamental question that should be (but unfortunately isn't for opponents of the program) at the core of the decision whether to continue with the lawsuit:
"If voucher opponents prevail, what will happen to kids who start the year in a private school?"
There's no sure answer, but we worry that students might turn out like the hundreds disappointed families in Colorado, or even worse, they risk being ripped from their school environment in the middle of the year.

A report on INC Now in Indiana today discussed the potentially worrisome scenario. You can watch the video below:

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MAG

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