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Indiana's Fraudulent Voucher Program; Diane Ravitch, Steve Hinnefeld

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Steve Hinnefeld writes about the very expensive and ineffectual voucher program in Indiana, which is based on several lies!  The promoters of vouchers claimed that vouchers would save poor kids from failing public schools.But, The increase, detailed in a Department of Education report, isn’t surprising. The Indiana General Assembly in 2021 vastly expanded the voucher program, opening it to families near the top of the state’s income scale and making the vouchers significantly more generous.vouchers are used by students who never attended a public school, who are not poor, and who are not getting a better education than students in public schools. The advocates said it would save money, but the cost this year is nearly a quarter billion dollars.

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