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Lawmakers want more research before they spend big on preschool. When it comes to vouchers, there’s no such hesitation.

Elena Silva was quoted in Chalkbeat Indiana on contradictory ideology related to such issues as school vouchers and state-funded preschool.

Elena Silva, a researcher at New America, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, said this contradictory ideology isn’t unusual. She’s seen the same rhetoric across the nation that upholds vouchers as freedom of choice and expansive state-funded preschool as government intrusion. But regardless of which side you sit on, she said, the result is the same: The state taking on a greater role in education. 
“As soon as you enter into that,” Silva said. “You are essentially shaking hands with the government.”