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GUEST EDITORIAL: State should rethink private, home schools

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz offered lawmakers two budget proposals for the next biennium: increase overall school funding and offer free textbooks for all Indiana students.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am
COMMENTARY: Realities of a state that works

COMMENTARY: Realities of a state that works

Regardless of your political persuasion, it’s hard to argue against Indiana’s tremendous economic recovery and pragmatic reforms over the past couple of years.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.

June 04, 2014 3:30 pm Related

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: 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

EDITORIAL: School voucher doesn't guarantee quality

Parents who use school vouchers must do what's right for their children, but don't automatically assume a private school is better without doing your homework.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: State must make a significantly stronger financial commitment to public K-12 education

As we enter the budget-building season for area school districts, leaders face many challenges.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Voucher proponents showed true colors

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voucher proponents showed true colors

This month, champions of the “limited” private school voucher system showed their true colors.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't expand scope of school vouchers

While we're glad the Indiana Supreme Court upheld Indiana's school voucher law, we're not in a rush to see that law expanded.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: A Democrat who sounds almost Republican

DOUG ROSS: A Democrat who sounds almost Republican

It makes sense that Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr., of all people, would be a strident liberal, eagerly embracing the party line on every issue. After all, Lake County is one of the most heavily Democratic counties in Indiana.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Public school funding is same old shell game

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public school funding is same old shell game

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…

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: We can't vouch for this expansion plan

Legislation to expand eligibility for school vouchers in Indiana needs to be scrapped, at least for now.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am

Trouble ahead for plan giving school vouchers to siblings

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Senate Republican appeared ready Wednesday to kill legislation intended to increase the availability of private school vouchers.

January 09, 2013 7:00 pm
Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy grows

Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy grows

MERRILLVILLE | While homeschooling her son, Ronda Payne had thoughts of starting her own school, but she didn't know if it would happen.

December 08, 2012 6:19 pm Photos


EDITORIAL: Court should vouch for school vouchers law

The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the Meredith v. Daniels lawsuit challenging Indiana's school vouchers law. The court should uphold the law.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Gary schools must compete for students

Gary Community School Corp.'s enrollment figures are evidence that Gary's parents want choices in the types of schools their children attend.

September 02, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep parents in charge of children's education

Indiana has moved quickly on a number of school reform issues. It's important to continue this change, with the principle of putting the parent in charge of a child's education being paramount.

August 17, 2012 12:00 am
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