Vouchers could accelerate shift away from public schools
The massive expansion of Indiana's private school voucher program stands to supercharge a trend already accelerated by the pandemic — students are fleeing the state's public schools.
Why it matters: Public schools lose funding as they lose students, and some schools have been forced to shutter altogether.
Ousted Taylor professor raises academic freedom concerns
A professor at Taylor University — a private Christian institution in northeast Indiana — says she's been let go for teaching about racial and social justice issues.
Driving the news: Julie Moore, a nontenure-track professor at Taylor since 2017, told Axios she'll be out of a job this summer after a new provost raised concerns about the content of her English composition course.
Vouchers expanded in final budget deal
Indiana's controversial private school voucher program — already one of the largest in the country — will see a massive expansion over the next two years as lawmakers raise the income-eligibility to families making far above the state's average income.
Driving the news: Members of the House and Senate GOP caucuses released their compromise budget deal Wednesday afternoon.
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