School Choice Groups Applaud Judge Keele's Decision on Voucher Program

Aug 16, 2011, 12:17 ET from School Choice Indiana, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a joint statement from School Choice Indiana and the organization's partner groups including: The Indiana Non-Public Education Association, the Indiana Catholic Conference, the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the American Federation for Children, and Agudath Israel.

We are pleased with Marion Superior Court Judge Michael Keele's decision to deny the motion for preliminary injunction to the Indiana Choice Scholarship program as requested by the Indiana State Teachers Association. This is a victory for all low- and middle-income Indiana families who strive to provide quality education to their children by finding a school that fits their learning needs.

We are grateful to the litigators at the Institute for Justice for intervening on behalf of parents in Indiana and successfully defending the state's school choice law. This means that about 3,000 Hoosier children who have already received vouchers for the upcoming school year will be able to stay in the schools of their choice.

Eligible families still have time to take advantage of the school choice opportunity as the application process is open through the beginning of September. To apply, interested families should contact the school of their choice directly. Schools will provide assistance with the application process and will submit parent applications to the Indiana Department of Education electronically. More information about the school voucher program, eligibility requirements and the list of approved schools can be found at and  

About School Choice Indiana: School Choice Indiana, Inc. is a non-partisan, statewide organization dedicated to the principle that providing parents with real choices in the education of their children will improve educational outcomes and improve the quality of education, both in private and public schools.

SOURCE School Choice Indiana, Inc.