TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana's Supreme Court upheld the state's voucher program. Justices voted 5-0 Tuesday in favor of the program.
But even though the Supreme Court ruled, not everyone is happy.
State Representative Kreg Battles from Vincennes is not on board with the school voucher program.
It's a defeat for school districts and the Indiana State Teacher's Association.
But it's a victory for parents who want to send their kids to private schools, but can't afford tuition without a state voucher.
9,000 Hoosier students currently receive state vouchers to attend private school.
Now this program will continue.
Lawmakers on both sides of the issue met following the court's ruling.
Battles and his party say the voucher program allows public money to go to religious schools.
But Governor Mike Pence said he's delighted with the ruling.
"I truly believe that it's important to continue to expand educational opportunities to Indiana's families. Parents ought to be able to choose whatever public school, public charter school or private school that they choose to attend regardless of their incomes," said Governor Mike Pence.
"We literally have schools picking their students rather than students picking their schools and I think it flies in the face of the Indiana constitution," said Rep. Kreg Battles, (D) Vincennes.
The Indiana voucher program is already the fastest growing in the country.
A bill to expand it is currently under consideration in the State Senate.
Indiana's voucher program is one of the broadest in the country because it's open to families making up to $62,000 a year.
Students from all schools, not just failing schools, are eligible.
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