Hoosier law makers are taking money from our public schools so that roughly 10% of our children may attend religious schools, but should we? This was a red line before the Indiana Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling for vouchers to let disadvantaged students find alternatives. But follow the money.
The voucher program expansion state lawmakers approved this year benefits middle and upper income families.
When the 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC overturned a century of campaign finance rules, Indiana was hit hard with outside conservative money to create a political super majority that wants to weaken the strong public education teacher’s union as well as get their hands on those tax funds. It appears our religious schools are okay with that.