Monday, January 30, 2012

Data Snapshot: Indiana

With the release of the Alliance for School Choice's School Choice Yearbook 2011-12 (available for download here), we'll spend the next few days on School Choice Now! highlighting some of the new data and research it contains. Last week we told you what was happening in the Bayou State, and today we have the data snapshot of school choice in Indiana.

The Hoosier State had a GREAT year in school choice, expanding its scholarship tax credit program and creating the nation’s broadest voucher program. Take a look

2011 Results
  • Number of School Choice Programs: 2
  • Total Number of Students: 4,509
  •  Total Number of Participating Schools: 241*
  • Total Expenditures: $814,106*
*Data not available for both programs

Choice Scholarship Program
A means-test voucher program that grants scholarships to students from low- and middle-income families to attend the private school of their parents’ choice.  This program was enacted in 2011 and had the most participants in its first year than any other program.

2011-12 School Year Data Update
    • ·   Scholarships Awarded: 3,919
    • ·   Schools Participating: 241
    • ·   2011 Expenditures: Not Available
q                Growth in Student Participation


Corporate and Individual Scholarship Tax Credit Program
Enacted in 2009, this scholarship tax credit program provides tax credits to individuals and businesses that donate money for scholarships.

2011-12 School Year Data Update
    • ·   Scholarships Awarded: 590
    • ·   Schools Participating: Not Available
    • ·   2011 Expenditures: $814,106
f                Growth in Student Participation

2012 Outlook
The Choice Scholarship Program’s student enrollment cap is increased to allow 15,000 students in the 2012-13 school year, allowing even more students to access the school of their parents’ choice.

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

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