2,200 Students Hoping to Use Vouchers for Private Hoosier Schools

By Scott Sarvay

August 9, 2011 Updated Aug 9, 2011 at 12:33 PM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A judge will hear an appeal to Indiana’s new school voucher program, Thursday.

More than 2,200 students have signed up for vouchers that use state funds to help pay for tuition at private schools under new legislation passed by the General Assembly.

But the state teacher's union says the program violates a state constitutional ban on giving tax money to religious institutions.

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