Here we go again, listening to ingratiating promises from state government about prioritizing education and promising a whopping 1 percent increase to public school funding. It sure looks like the little pea of additional school funding is there in plain sight under the shell of public schoo…
I have not in the past, nor do I now, understand all the fussin' and fightin' over the proposal to give parents vouchers to help their children attend private schools.
Before lawmakers put the finishing touches on any private-school voucher bill, they should consider the law of unintended consequences.
The Indiana General Assembly's goal, and the state's goal, must be to make sure each child receives a quality education. Few people will disagree. Where politics gets in the way is in how to distribute dollars to accomplish that goal.
New legislation under consideration this year by the Indiana Legislature is nothing more than snake oil intended to create the illusion of school reform without any verifiable degree of probability that school reform actually will be achieved.
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