Morning Bell: Indiana, Other States Face Legal Challenges To Voucher Programs
Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana
Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks to a group of students at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic school, where enrollment increased 60 percent during the 2011-12 school year as a result of the state's voucher program.
School Choice Marches Forward – “Despite the uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s legal challenge, 3,919 students from 185 Indiana school districts signed up in the program’s first year. This marks the largest inaugural enrollment in a voucher program in U.S. history. More than 250 private schools have been approved by the department to receive voucher students.” Education Next
Other Indiana colleges don’t plan to follow IU’s tuition freeze plan – “IU’s plan, which starts in the next academic year, is meant to alleviate student debt and give some financial stability to students, McRobbie said. Higher education experts have called the tuition freeze unusual, in part because it’s available only to juniors and seniors.” Indianapolis Star
Ritz: Bennett gets too much out-of-state money – “As of early October, Bennett had reported collections in the neighborhood of $1.1 million. By comparison Ritz, a Washington Township teacher and union leader, had reported about $100,000. A new report is due before the end of the month.” Get On The Bus
Tippecanoe School Corp. plan includes potential new school – “The plan was spurred by explosive growth this year that resulted in the largest number of students in the district’s history and the second largest year-to-year increase in students within the last decade.” Lafayette Journal and Courier
South Bend school board may censure its own vice president – “It’s a move that would strip him of his title and duties as vice president, but allow him to remain a voting member of the board through his term, which is over at the end of the year.” South Bend Tribune