Which Indiana Students Used the Most Vouchers?

By Andrew Pillow

The Indiana Department of Education released a report on the voucher program usage. The voucher program allows students to take state money allotted to every student, to schools of their choice, as opposed to just public schools.

According to the report, $131.5 million was spent on Indiana’s version of the school voucher program. Some critics allege that this is around $53 million more than would have been spent without a voucher program, as many students would have simply paid for private schools out of pocket.

The districts where students are taking advantage of the program varies greatly.

Indiana Public Media put together a map and chart to visualize the data better.

Read more here.

See the chart and map here

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.