INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law an expansion of
Indiana's private school voucher program.
Pence went to Calvary Christian School on the south side of Indianapolis
on Thursday to sign the plan approved by the Republican-dominated
Legislature that will make more children eligible for vouchers without
first having to spend at least a year in public schools.
Those immediately eligible will include the siblings of current voucher
students and children living in the attendance district of a public school
that received a state performance grade of F.
Pence says Indiana students "deserve every opportunity to be successful."
Opponents say the voucher expansion will drain more money from public
About 9,100 Indiana students are receiving vouchers in the second school
year of one of the nation's largest voucher programs.