Schools group will help defend Indiana in voucher lawsuit

A national group supporting school vouchers is signing on to help Indiana defend against a lawsuit filed against the state's sweeping education changes.

Institute for Justice filed a motion Wednesday in Marion County Superior Court to intervene in defense of the state. A group of teachers, school administrators and clergy filed suit earlier this month to block the state's school voucher program.

Lawmakers approved the voucher program as part of a broad overhaul of the education system passed this session. Opponents argue that it will pull funds from already financially struggling public schools.

Institute senior attorney Bert Gall says the new law does not strip any access to public education and is on "firm" legal ground.

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