The teachers unions in Indiana, who filed suit shortly after a state voucher plan was instituted in Indiana (under former Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2011), no longer have any recourse, as the law was upheld by the Indiana Supreme Court – effectively ending the attempts to block parental freedom in that state. Now confined to allowing poor families to use state funds to opt out of failing public schools and into their preferred private schools, this program may be broadened this year by the state legislature to more families. Sadly, there’s no chance struggling families on the other side of the border in Illinois could get the same kind of hope from a legislature wholly owned and operated by public unions. So near and yet so far.

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