State Supreme Court Upholds Indiana's School Vouchers
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Now a note about something else that is sticking in Indiana: This week, that state's Supreme Court upheld Indiana's school voucher law.
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
The case was widely watched, because the program there has wide eligibility. Most states using school vouchers limit them to low-income families, or to families with kids in failing schools.
GREENE: In Indiana, though, middle-class families can also use state tax dollars to send children to private schools. Now, the majority of people in the voucher program send their kids to parochial schools.
WERTHEIMER: And, in a unanimous decision, Indiana's high court ruled that's OK, because, the court says, the voucher law primarily benefits families and not religious institutions.
GREENE: A similar plan in Ohio was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court back in 2002.