(AP) — The Indiana Senate Education Committee is signing off on a limited
expansion of school vouchers one day after the state's highest court
deemed vouchers constitutional.
panel rewrote House voucher expansion legislation to allow siblings of
voucher school students to qualify for the program. It also would qualify
students who would otherwise attend a failing public school for a voucher
without having to spend the one-year period in public schools currently
required by law.
The panel also
voted Wednesday to study preschool vouchers rather than spend $7 million
annually on a pilot preschool program sought by House Republicans.
set up a battle between House and Senate negotiators.
Supreme Court unanimously upheld Indiana's sweeping charter school law on