School Choice

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Hurt Public School Budgets

With Choice Scholarships, public-school funding has gone up.One of the myths of school choice is that Choice Scholarships, or “vouchers,” hurt public-school budgets by unfairly channeling money away from public schools. But in fact, since Choice Scholarships were first introduced in Indiana in 2011, most public schools have received funding increase.Between 201… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Non-public schools are not held accountable.

Non-Public schools are accountable for Choice Scholarships dollars.Opponents of Indiana’s Choice Scholarships often argue that Choice Scholarships are unfair because Non-Public schools are not held accountable to the same standards as public schools. However, one may argue that Non-Public schools are actually held to a higher standard of accountability than public schools… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers are Unconstitutional

The law is settled. Choice Scholarships (Vouchers) are constitutional.Opponents of school choice see no public good coming from private schools. They’d have you believe that there’s something downright un-American about Indiana’s Choice Scholarships program, which allows tax dollars to follow students to non-public schools—including religious schools. But these opponents of school choice… Read more »

Level the Playing Field by Protecting School Choice

Years ago, students from low-income families didn’t have much of a choice when it came to education. Some were stuck in poor-performing schools and unable to move to a better district. Non-public schools were out of the question, assumed only to be available to the affluent. Indiana’s Choice Scholarships ushered in a… Read more »

Your Voice is Needed

Please accept this plea to be actively engaged in the support of our schools as Indiana state legislators tend to their responsibilities during this session. Many bills are under debate that could have a lasting impact on our schools--including both parent choice related bills and bills for any school in Indiana.INPEA (Indiana… Read more »

Rally, Rally, Rally!

The Lutheran Schools Partnership schools along with schools from the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese and other area non-public schools are planning a school choice rally at Concordia Theological Seminary’s Sihler Auditorium on Tuesday, January 24 at 4:30 PM. This rally is a time to demonstrate support of the school choice initiatives here… Read more »

Emmanuel St. Michael Invests in Students

Families Share How ESM Provides Strong Academics and Support“I didn’t realize the difference until after we switched schools,” parent Chad Loggins admits about the quality of Emmanuel St. Michael. “The care and compassion they give to the kids is eye opening to me. They take it to another level.”He and wife Erin… Read more »