Campaign arises against school vouchers, with eyes on Indiana

September 19, 2019 | WFYI

Two major law centers are taking aim at school voucher programs across the country. The groups are kicking off a new campaign to drive more public dollars to public schools, called Public Funds Public Schools.

The New Jersey-based Education Law Center, and Southern Poverty Law Center will combine resources for litigation, advocacy, and research efforts focused on voucher programs in states across the U.S., including Indiana.

Indiana’s public school teachers have said phasing out the state’s voucher program could help improve pay and better support public schools. Indiana awarded more than $161 million worth of school vouchers – or choice scholarships – last school year.

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