Category «Scholarships»

School Vouchers Constitutional in Indiana

Yesterday, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the state’s private school voucher program, which some have called the broadest in the nation. In Meredith v. Pence (the full opinion can be found on the court’s website), the court held that the program did not violate the state’s constitution, but cautioned that the public policy issues surrounding the …

Bill Halter’s Arkansas Promise

On Friday, Bill Halter’s campaign staff released what he is calling the Arkansas Promise, a plan to pay for the college tuition for every Arkansas student. Modeled after the El Dorado Promise and the Arkadelphia Promise, Halter’s proposal seeks to ensure that every student graduating from an Arkansas high school can attend college at a state-supported college or …

Lottery Scholarship Amounts in Question Again

Several legislators filed a bill this week to once again lower the amounts future students will receive from the lottery scholarship. The amounts have been lowered every legislative session since the scholarship’s original enactment in 2009 due to continuing lower than expected revenues from the state-wide lottery. The most recent proposal, HB1295, staggers the amount …