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Another view on vouchers

Fort Wayne resident Steve Cebalt has paid more than $100,000 in tuition for his children to attend parochial schools, but he's not complaining about the cost. His complaint is with Indiana's school voucher program and what it holds for both public and private schools. Read his excellent perspective here.

Karen Francisco, editorial page editor for The Journal Gazette, has been an Indiana journalist since 1981. She writes frequently about education for The Journal Gazette opinion pages and here, where she looks at the business, politics and science of learning as it relates to northeast Indiana, the state and the nation. She can be reached at 260-461-8206 or by e-mail at kfrancisco@jg.net.

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