Over six years, the state has spent more than a half billion dollars on vouchers. During that time, Indiana’s program has expanded, giving more students access to vouchers than in any other state—despite mixed evidence from researchers that vouchers help kids achieve.
City officials are scrapping plans to help finance construction of a long-awaited 21c hotel proposed as part of a $55 million redevelopment of Old City Hall and are putting the property back up for bid.
Whether those students who attend private schools on a state-funded voucher are getting a better education remains a question. And whether those left behind at public schools are harmed by the changes is another.