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TONY LUX: Misleading info from governor's appointees

July was a blitz of guest commentaries from the governor’s State Board of Education and his “shadow department of education” (known as the Center for Education and Career Innovation) appointees to influence the public that Glenda Ritz is the problem and not them.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Ray's award is testament to alternative schooling

Ray's award is testament to alternative schooling

This certificate is proof home schooling and charter schools are the answer to public schools.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville grants request for proposed charter school

MERRILLVILLE | The TRON/AGEK Educational Foundation has secured a location for a potential charter school in Merrillville.

May 28, 2014 7:00 pm
Superintendent Summit: Charter Schools

Superintendent Summit: Charter Schools

Former and current superintendents of northwest Indiana school districts discuss charter schools.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

D.205 opposes charter school within its boundaries

SOUTH HOLLAND | A woman leading an effort to create a charter school made a confession when she spoke before the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Listen to Lux's wisdom on charter schools

RICH JAMES: Listen to Lux's wisdom on charter schools

Would someone please listen to former Merrillville schools superintendent Tony Lux?

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Charter facilities dilute school funding, Lux warns M'ville council

MERRILLVILLE | As the Town Council continues to consider a special exception request for a proposed charter school, a former Merrillville schools superintendent told Merrillville leaders about potential issues public educators could face if a charter school opens.

May 14, 2014 6:07 pm

Merrillville council postpones charter school decision

MERRILLVILLE | Some Merrillville officials aren't ready to make a decision about a special exception request for the proposed Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Charter School.

April 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Charter school receives BZA support

MERRILLVILLE | A new charter school could open this year in Merrillville.

March 29, 2014 7:25 pm

TONY LUX: Where is public outrage over education legislation?

As the 2014 legislative session comes to a close, legislative trends and efforts are clearly earmarked by examples of discrimination, favoritism for religious interests and increased profit making for businesses and investors at the expense of public education. Here are some questions about …

March 11, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Political influence on schools affect our children

GUEST COMMENTARY: Political influence on schools affect our children

First the corporate education reformers came for our local control through property tax caps, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't paying attention. I didn't know that changing the funding from property tax to state sales/income tax would harm my schools. I was running carpool.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cold winds blow from Mother Nature, Legislature

There have been two winds blowing at public education over the last several weeks. The first has been the very cold and snowy wind, which have caused many schools to delay or cancel schools. This decision, never an easy one, has been made by superintendents across Northwest Indiana to keep s…

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Responsible public education policy ignored

Indiana legislation continues along the path of discriminatory preference for private and religious interests while public education performance continues to be negatively misrepresented.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Choose school wisely, hold schools accountable

Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary, which has 257 students using Choice Scholarship Program vouchers — the highest in the state — is an F school under Indiana's A-F grading system for school accountability.

February 05, 2014 12:05 am

TONY LUX: Teachers aren't only factor in learning

The most recent release of school grades continues to reveal poor grades for schools in high poverty areas (traditional public and charter). It should not be a surprise.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Focus more attention on remediation

The latest A-F school accountability grades in Indiana are finally out, accompanied by the customary grumbling or bragging.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: A different education agenda for Pence

EDITORIAL: A different education agenda for Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda is aggressive, to say the least.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Related
RICH JAMES: Pence draws a bead on public education

RICH JAMES: Pence draws a bead on public education

Gov. Mike Pence’s assault on the state’s public school system apparently is headed for the fast track.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Schools' A-F grading system must be fair

When the baby boomers were in school, the expectation at home was to do well in school. Doing well was defined as performing sufficiently academically and behaviorally. Failure would have significant consequences.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Republicans continue to target Indiana's teachers

RICH JAMES: Republicans continue to target Indiana's teachers

Finally, someone said it.

November 03, 2013 8:15 pm
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