Indiana's new school voucher program allows parents to send their children to private schools by using taxpayer's money to pay for the tuition, and now many are wondering what will happen next year. Various parents are talking about taking their kids out of private school for a year so they can apply for the voucher the next, according to The Associated Press.
School officials are warning parents that there might be no room if they want to come to their previous private school, as all of the students will be entered into a lottery to see who can be accepted, according to the media outlet.
However, superintendent of Fort Wayne-South Bend high schools Mark Myers doesn't believe parents would disrupt their child's education so much just to save money.
"It would be bad for children," Myers told the news source. "The books would be different. The teachers' strategies would be different. The assessments would be different. So that would greatly interrupt a student's normal education."
According to the news channel WTHR-TV, the state is currently spending $16 million this year to pay for approximately 3,900 students to go to private schools.