Wednesday, August 22, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: Participation in Indiana’s Voucher Program to More Than Double this School Year
More than 8,000 students have been awarded vouchers under Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program, a voucher program signed into law last year by Governor Mitch Daniels.
The highly-accountable Choice Scholarship Program is a scholarship program designed for children from low- and middle-income families to attend the school of their parents’ choice. The program, which was capped in its first year at 7,500 students, is capped at 15,000 students this school year. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the enrollment cap is removed.
After Governor Daniels signed the voucher program into law in 2011, nearly 4,000 children participated in the program during the 2011-12 school year, the largest first-year enrollment ever in a voucher program.
With more than 8,000 students participating in the program next year—paired with the statewide expansion of Louisiana’s voucher program—the number of students participating in private school choice programs is expected to dramatically rise over the 2011 figure of more than 210,000 students.
- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG