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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- School leaders across Indiana are fighting against a Republican-backed school funding plan.

There are arguments that the plan will mean a big boost in money for private schools while harming traditional public schools.

At least 65 public school boards passed formal resolutions against the voucher expansion and a new program. It allows parents to directly spend state money on their child's education expenses.

Indiana School Boards Association leaders said the resolutions are part of a campaign to make sure public funds go to public schools.

The debate is happening as the state Senate considers the school voucher expansion bill approved by the House last month.

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