Melton reacts to Chalkbeat findings on virtual charter school funding in Indiana

Melton reacts to Chalkbeat findings on virtual charter school funding in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) had the following reaction to an investigative story on Indiana’s virtual charter schools by Chalkbeat.

“I have pushed for accountability for education funding in Indiana, whether it be traditional public schools, charter schools or private schools that receive public money through school vouchers. Virtual charter schools need to be held to this same standard.

“Education in Indiana already has been underfunded for years, and budgets have been strapped. The last thing we need is virtual schools taking money from the state that doesn’t even go towards educating children. Chalkbeat uncovers some shocking revelations that must be addressed by our state. Why are virtual schools receiving money for deceased children and children who have moved out-of-state while children who are alive and in Indiana are barely getting enough funding to provide them with a quality education? This is a huge problem.”

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