Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler says the public school system helps develop a more cohesive society. He says this is threatened by charter schools and vouchers.
Eiler says school-of-choice opens the door for segregation of people from different income, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
He expects LSC to lose about $300,000 due to the state's new voucher law, with about half of that as a result of the 28 students who left the district to go to a charter school. Eiler says taking away tax breaks for these schools will result in diminished support.