The Indiana Department of Education announced Wednesday that $5 million is owed the state's schools because of savings achieved through school vouchers.
The state spends less money on students receiving vouchers than for public school students, and the difference is returned to public schools. ...
Melissa Ambre, DOE director of school finance, wrote in a memo to members of the State Budget Committee, that even though there was roughly $5 million saved, the state only had enough money to return $3.3 million to schools.
But opponents, led by the state's teachers unions, have said the state is still spending less on public schools than before the recession.
"Public schools aren't getting the money that's been cut from the budget," said Rick Muir, president of the American Federation of Teachers-Indiana. "They can claim that all they want, but public schools are receiving much less funding than they have prior to vouchers."
Friday, May 31, 2013
Voucher Advocates Claim Program Has Resulted in More Money for Indiana Public Schools
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports: