State legislators in Indiana are deciding what is appropriate funding for public education. In a state with a $1.6 billion surplus, how can up to $600 million in cuts to public education be justified?
Every citizen in this state is affected by this issue.
The former governor instituted a 2 percent increase in the state sales tax, earmarking those funds for public education. Instead that money has been funneled to charter schools as well as private schools through the voucher program. This is wrong!
At this rate, education in Indiana will be privatized and only available to the select few.
- Glenn Johnson, Lake Ridge School Board, Gary