If public education has been shown to outperform charter schools in Indiana, why does the state keep sharing your tax dollars with these “private” schools?
Follow the money.
The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC overturned key campaign finance rules as well as cases and held for the first time that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money to support or oppose candidates for elected office.
The Super PAC Hoosiers for Economic Growth wasted no time and funneled almost $1.3 million into Indiana’s 2010 election cycle, ensuring a Republican super majority in our state elected offices. Much of that money supported the Indiana PAC American Federation for Children, a pro-voucher, Koch-funded enterprise funded by out-of-state monies including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), devoted to eliminating public education.
Now the State Board of Accounts shows that Indiana online or virtual
charter schools overbilled the state by $68 million.