(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Children should be able to go to school wherever their parents want them to go.
Students in class at Batesville Intermediate
That’s what an Indianapolis-based group wants to say with a new statewide advertising campaign launched last month.
The Indianapolis Star reports non-profit The Foundation for Educational Choice will spend up to $500,000 to spread its “Why Not, Indiana?” message through billboards, radio, and television.
The foundation argues it is against civil rights to limit a student’s public school choices to the school district they live in. Money for that child should also move with them if they choose to attend school out of their home district, Enlow said.
“Why not provide our kids with a personalized education? Why not allow families a choice of private, charter, magnet, and public schools, with a wide array of options?” said Robert Enlow, President and CEO of the Foundation for Educational Choice.
The Indiana State Teachers Association is against the idea. President Nate Schnellenberger said poor families would be put at a disadvantage and resources would be better spent improving all public schools.