School Choice

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 »

Emmanuel St. Michael Invests in Students

Families Share How ESM Provides Strong Academics and Support “I didn’t realize the difference until after we switched schools,” parent Chad Loggins admits about the quality of Emmanuel St. Michael. “The care and compassion they give to the kids is eye opening to me. They take it to another level.” He and wife Erin, sent… Read more »

2015 Legislative Round-up

Partners in advocacy advance our mission It was a strong legislative session in support of Hoosier kids this year, and we’re thrilled that our representatives and senators listened–and responded–to nonpublic school concerns. Here’s a check list of accomplishments this year: Removed artificial cap of $4,800 on Choice Scholarships for elementary students (there remains a cap… Read more »

Embracing Accountability in School Choice

Indiana’s nationally acclaimed School Choice legislation has brought our Lutheran schools greater public attention. That’s remarkable, because the Lutheran schools have a longer history here in northeast Indiana than the public schools. (Did you know that St Paul’s Lutheran School downtown is the oldest continually operating elementary school, public or private, in the state?) And… Read more »

Vouchers versus SGOs: the facts

See those storm clouds? No, those clouds aren’t going to bring a storm. At least not the clouds I’m looking at. The clouds I’m seeing are directed at recent school-choice legislation in Indiana. While the program is a model for any state looking at choice as an option for its schools (words used by researchers… Read more »

It’s your choice: make yourself heard

The Golden Dome of Notre Dame was the setting for this week’s conference on the outcomes of school choice in Indiana. Researchers from coast to coast (Stanford to Duke) presented their findings on various aspects of school choice and how these findings describe the “Indiana School Choice Ecosystem.” Researchers looked at various research and its… Read more »

Join the conversation

On the evening of Wednesday, January 15, Jon Dize, our advancement director, and I enjoyed an evening with parents, legislators, and others interested in supporting Indiana School Choice initiatives. Sponsored by Hoosiers for Economic Growth and School Choice Indiana, the reception was an opportunity for sharing ideas and stories to better understand the impact of… Read more »