Subsidized Private School Tuition and Fees Increase Education Dollars by 44%

When outside money flooded the 2012 election cycle in Indiana the result was a supermajority that has dictated educational policy for the past decade. The 2010 Citizens United v FEC decision that undid campaign finance regulations by saying that money was the same as protected speech, has allowed some votes to count more than others. So now “Indiana is bankrolling bigotry.” according to Steve Hinnefeld. Education dollars are up 44% in the 2021-22 school year to pay for students to attend religious schools. Some discriminate due to religion, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. These students now come from high-income families, don’t have to first attend public schools, and are falling behind their peers who remain in public schools.