School vouchers win in Indiana court

School vouchers are valid in Indiana, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously today. The 2011 state law gives parents public tax dollars to pay for private school tuition.

The ruling, on a teachers union-supported lawsuit from 2011, ends the legal challenge to the program at the state level. The case could be made again in federal court. But in 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a similar program in Ohio, making any further appeal a long shot.

While most voucher programs are open only to low-income families, Indiana offers scholarship aid to middle-class families.

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  1. An extension of vouchers was proposed last year in the Ohio House (HB 136) — it raises the eligible income level and doesn’t require that the school left be behind is a failing one. You can imagine the forces lined up against that.
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  2. A neat way to gut those nasty Blaine Amendments.