School Choice Now! is the official blog of the American Federation for Children, the nation's voice for educational choice. We seek to improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Indiana Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Families
In a 5-0 vote, the Indiana State
Supreme Court voted in favor of upholding the state’s school voucher program
The monumental decision allows
thousands of Indiana students to continue to receive the education of their
parent’s choice, ensuring all students are given same opportunities, no matter
their parent’s income or their zip code.
Currently, more than 9,300 low-
and middle-income students receive scholarships to attend one of 289
participating schools through the Choice Scholarship Program.To be eligible for the program, students
qualifying for the federal free-and-reduced lunch program ($42,643 for a family
of four) can receive a scholarship worth up to 90 percent of the state tuition
amount. Children from families who earn up to 150 percent of the free-and-reduced
lunch eligibility ($63,964 for a family of four) are eligible for a scholarship
for up to 50 percent of the tuition amount.
- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, KMS