School Choice

It’s All about the Kids

In my role as administrator of The Lutheran SGO of Indiana, I get to report to everyone on the benefits of the program; the 50% credit, growth of funds raised by our schools to over $1.7 million since July 1, how we are nearing 50% of the credits gone, and how we think the credits… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Cause Discrimination and Segregation.

This year more than 30,000 students will again head to their school of choice, made possible by the Indiana School Choice Scholarship. With more students than ever participating in the voucher program, and 81 percent of parents saying they’re “overwhelmingly satisfied_” with their school of choice, there’s plenty of evidence this program is benefitting children… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Are Too Expensive For Taxpayers

Choice scholarships (vouchers) are a good deal for Indiana taxpayers. Opponents of school choice argue that choice scholarships are too expensive for taxpayers. But the fact is public schools use more tax dollars per student than private schools, making the School Choice Scholarship a better use of taxpayer money. Public-school costs are on the rise,… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Hurt Public School Budgets

With Choice Scholarships, public-school funding has gone up. One of the myths of school choice is that Choice Scholarships, or “vouchers,” hurt public-school budgets by unfairly channeling money away from public schools. But in fact, since Choice Scholarships were first introduced in Indiana in 2011, most public schools have received funding increase. Between 2011 and… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Non-public schools are not held accountable.

Non-Public schools are accountable for Choice Scholarships dollars. Opponents of Indiana’s Choice Scholarships often argue that Choice Scholarships are unfair because Non-Public schools are not held accountable to the same standards as public schools. However, one may argue that Non-Public schools are actually held to a higher standard of accountability than public schools. Non-public schools… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers are Unconstitutional

The law is settled. Choice Scholarships (Vouchers) are constitutional. Opponents of school choice see no public good coming from private schools. They’d have you believe that there’s something downright un-American about Indiana’s Choice Scholarships program, which allows tax dollars to follow students to non-public schools—including religious schools. But these opponents of school choice have already… Read more »

Level the Playing Field by Protecting School Choice

Years ago, students from low-income families didn’t have much of a choice when it came to education. Some were stuck in poor-performing schools and unable to move to a better district. Non-public schools were out of the question, assumed only to be available to the affluent. Indiana’s Choice Scholarships ushered in a new era—one where… Read more »

Your Voice is Needed

Please accept this plea to be actively engaged in the support of our schools as Indiana state legislators tend to their responsibilities during this session. Many bills are under debate that could have a lasting impact on our schools–including both parent choice related bills and bills for any school in Indiana. INPEA (Indiana Non-Public Education… Read more »

Rally, Rally, Rally!

The Lutheran Schools Partnership schools along with schools from the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese and other area non-public schools are planning a school choice rally at Concordia Theological Seminary’s Sihler Auditorium on Tuesday, January 24 at 4:30 PM. This rally is a time to demonstrate support of the school choice initiatives here in Indiana. School… Read more »