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How Mike Pence expanded Indiana's controversial voucher program when he was governor - The Washington Post

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Carol Burris describes how Indiana GovernorDaniels and Governor Mike Pence created the most expansive voucher program in the nation.“Last year, the taxpayers of Indiana paid out $146.1 million to voucher schools, with most of it going to families who would have sent their children to private school anyway.” I Daniels and his allies did more than just begin the nation’s largest voucher program, it added a $1,000 tax deduction for homeschoolers and private school families!  This allowed private school parents and homeschoolers to deduct costs above tuition, such as school supplies.Pence, as governor grew the number of charter schools by creating a $50 million, low-interest loan program for technology and transportation as well as a $500 per student charter increase, which the legislature had scaled back from his original $1,500 ask.

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