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StateImpact Indiana: Vouchernomics

by Kyle Stokes

February 28, 2013

Indiana House members passed a bill expanding the state’s school voucher program this week.  Currently, the state will help cover private school tuition for families of four making up to $63,000 per year.  The Senate’s approval of the plan would make even more families eligible.  Then there’s this change:  the bill steps up the amount of tuition the voucher covers, from $4,500 now to $5,500 in 2015.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes explains, voucher advocates hope that part of the bill will solve a problem.

StateImpact Indiana is a collaboration between NPR and Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.