Indiana High Court Upholds School Voucher Law

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Parents will be allowed to choose where to send their children to school in Indiana after the state Supreme Court upheld the state's school voucher law.

The justices ruled the law does not violate a state constitutional ban on public funds going to religious institutions. The court concluded that the voucher law primarily benefits families, not schools or religious groups.

The vouchers allow parents to decide how to use their own tax dollars. Before, that money would automatically be given to the public schools, even if the children attended a private school.

Indiana's voucher law is broad, allowing lower and middle-income citizens to qualify.

Jeff Reed, communications director for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, said 530,000 Indiana students qualify for vouchers.

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