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A Victory For School Choice

windskisong Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 6:44 AM
Great state, warped a bit by being so close to the black hole of Chicago. Went to Purdue, as it was much better than many of the "more prestigious" colleges around. The outcomes for Indiana are looking great.

WASHINGTON -- The school choice movement -- which germinated 50 years ago in free-market economist Milton Friedman's fertile mind -- recently counted its largest victory. The Indiana Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state's school voucher program. Under it, more than half a million low- and middle-income Hoosier students -- and about 62 percent of all families -- are eligible for state aid to help pay for a private or religious school.

This is what school choice has traditionally lacked: scale.

Since the first experiment in Milwaukee in 1990, voucher programs have been resisted by a powerful...