Education advocates told hundreds of cheering supporters at a Statehouse rally Wednesday that Indiana could lead the nation in overhauling schools.
State-funded vouchers for private schools and a shift of money to charter schools are necessary steps in the effort to improve Indiana's education system, the state schools superintendent said Tuesday.
Leaders of a school choice group and the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association are slated to be at the Statehouse Monday to talk about public support for proposals such as vouchers that would use taxpayer money to help send children to private schools.
State school superintendent Tony Bennett, a Republican, and the leader of Indiana's largest teachers union made a rare joint appearance Tuesday to promote a mentoring program.
Legislature will consider redistricting along with controversial education issues.