While Congress was busy passing a bill that would restore the torpedoed D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program on Wednesday, a state closer to (my old Kentucky) home was also passing landmark education legislation dealing with school choice and spending.
Indiana’s House of Representatives approved a voucher bill allowing students in a family of four with household incomes up to $62,022 to receive a voucher covering from 50 percent to 90 percent of a private school tuition.
Imagine how such an option could shake up, say, a district like Jefferson County, where 60 percent of students are from low-income homes.
No doubt, anti-choice forces would wail about how such a voucher plan would throw government schools into chaos. But have you taken a look at that district’s student-assignment plan and busing disaster lately?
It appears chaos arrived long ago. We’re still waiting on choice to get here.