Vouchers help religious schools | Joanne

Church-affiliated schools — and the parents who value a religious education — are big winners in Indiana’s voucher program, writes Cory Turner on NPR.

Since 2011, the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program has funded private-school tuition for  low-income students. Most choose religious schools.

Behind a statue of Jesus are the offices of Fort Wayne Community Schools. Photo: Acacia Squires/NPR

In 2013, under then Gov. Mike Pence, legislators authorized vouchers for children who’d never attended public school, writes Turner. “Indiana’s statewide voucher program is now the largest of its kind…

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