Ind. poised to lead nation in school voucher use

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By: NewsCenter 16 Email

INDIANAPOLIS Interest in Indiana's three-year-old school voucher program is so high that the state could soon lead the nation in voucher use.

More than 20,000 students have signed up for vouchers for the 2013-14 school year. That's more than double last year's number.

The Indianapolis Star reports the numbers put Indiana second in the nation for use of the vouchers. Milwaukee has more than 24,000 students enrolled in its program and Ohio has just under 16,000. Both of those programs grew slowly over many years.

The vouchers give qualifying families public money to offset tuition at private schools. The amount a student receives depends on the family's income and the school district. The maximum is $4,700 for elementary school students.

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