“Therefore, the Indiana Chamber fully supports policies that will assist parents in choosing and accessing the best educational settings for their children. The state’s school choice voucher program puts us on course to achieve that. Current legislation pending in the General Assembly (House Bill 1003) would further strengthen the program and allow more families to access the quality education of their choice at the start of their children’s education.”
A group calling themselves Indiana Democrats for Education Reform were firmly against the school voucher program but seems resigned with the court’s decision.
Larry Grau, state director of the group, said, “This decision effectively ends the legal debate about vouchers in Indiana. Now it’s time to continue the conversation about creating high-quality schools and educational opportunities for all Hoosier students.”
The Supreme Court’s 22-page opinion can be read in its entirety online at www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/03261301bd.pdf.