Indiana Does Not Need Vouchers

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette published a stinging editorial against the state’s voucher program, which Republican leaders want to expand.

The newspaper is one of the few strong voices supporting public education in a state that was once known for its excellent public schools. Now it has a governor and legislature determined to undermine the public schools, take resources away, punish its teachers, and transfer funds to charter schools and religious schools.

Indiana permits for-profit charters, and they are making money at the expense of children and taxpayers.

Any number of sleazy, for-profit operators have opened schools in Indiana.

The voucher program this year, the editorial estimates, will cost taxpayers about $130 million, which should have gone to community public schools.

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