Stop privatization of Indiana's public education

2013-11-01T00:00:00Z Stop privatization of Indiana's public education nwitimes.com
November 01, 2013 12:00 am

Glenda Ritz was elected to the position of superintendent of public instruction. Gov. Mike Pence and his appointed State Board of Education routinely exclude Ritz from planning sessions. they attempt to undermine her authority and refuse to listen to reports by her staff.

One of their goals seems to be the privatization of our education system. If we allow the privatization of our schools, we are voluntarily silencing our own voices in how our children are going to be educated. Our children’s education will be controlled by those private entities, and the teachers will be told what they can teach and what they can’t by those entities.

We have some great teachers in our public school system who truly care about their students and give their students a well-rounded education. We need to support our teachers and the teachers’ unions and stop the privatization and allow our voices to be heard.

- Kathleen Bryant, Chesterton

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