Among the list of issues up for debate at the Statehouse this year include the future of public education in Indiana.
"I think everyone has the same goal in mind to have great public school systems. The best way to do that, though, is always what's up for debate," said Democratic Representative Ryan Dvorak of South Bend.
Governor Mitch Daniels has identified education reform as a top priority for the 2011 legislative session.
"What we're out to do here is to give to every family whether they're rich or poor - a full range of options," said Daniels.
As part of that plan, Daniels said if public school choice doesn't work for a student and neither does the charter school option, parents should, in some cases, be able to send their children to private school and take state money with them.