INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have rallied at
the Indiana Statehouse against a proposed expansion of the state's
private school voucher system.
afternoon rally sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education
came a week after similar event by supporters of the voucher expansion.
president Sharon Wise told the crowd of about 500 people that the
proposed expansion was a "massive overstep" that would strip money from
traditional public schools.
Legislature is considering a Republican-backed proposal to expand
Indiana's 2-year-old voucher system that already is the nation's
largest. A bill already approved by the Indiana House this year would
allow kindergartners and some other children to be eligible without
first spending a year in public schools.