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Ind. school voucher fight moves to high court

The future of Indiana's school voucher program is moving from the ballot box to the courtroom.

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a challenge to the 2011 law that created the nation's largest school voucher program.

Democrat Glenda Ritz won the race for state school superintendent Nov. 6 after campaigning against the voucher program and other policies enacted by Republican schools chief Tony Bennett.

The voucher program allows even middle-income families to receive taxpayer-funded scholarships to attend private schools. More than 9,000 students are using vouchers this year.

Opponents say taxpayers shouldn't fund schools whose main purpose is promoting their church's beliefs.

But voucher supporters say barring religious schools from participating would require Indiana to intrude on religion by measuring how much faith they teach.

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