From The Associated Press:
The Indiana Senate has approved a plan to create the nation’s most expansive school voucher program.
The Republican-ruled Senate voted 28-22 Thursday to advance the bill, which is the most contentious part of GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels’ extensive education agenda. The bill allows parents to use some of the tax dollars that would normally be sent to public schools at private schools instead.
Families of four making up to about $60,000 a year would qualify. The program would be limited to a fraction of the state’s students – just 7,500 for the first year and 15,000 in the second.