This month, champions of the “limited” private school voucher system showed their true colors.
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.
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.
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…
Legislation to expand eligibility for school vouchers in Indiana needs to be scrapped, at least for now.
INDIANAPOLIS | A top Senate Republican appeared ready Wednesday to kill legislation intended to increase the availability of private school vouchers.
MERRILLVILLE | While homeschooling her son, Ronda Payne had thoughts of starting her own school, but she didn't know if it would happen.
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.
Gary Community School Corp.'s enrollment figures are evidence that Gary's parents want choices in the types of schools their children attend.
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.
Indiana's graduation rate improved to 85.7 percent in the 2010-2011 school year, increasing 1.6 percent over last year and 4.3 percent over the 2009 rate. This is the highest graduation rate Hoosier students have achieved since the state began measuring the four-year cohort graduation rate i…
It's just a shame when I get together with my friends and they just bash Lake Central or public schools right to my face, knowing that my wife and I are public school teachers in Illinois, and praise their kids' private school education.
The first year of school vouchers in Indiana is seeing some major shifts in certain school districts. The loss of students means the loss of funds.
Indiana's new school voucher program won its first test this week with a lower court ruling denying a preliminary injunction to halt the program. The final exam, however, will be the one that really matters.
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.
The Indiana Department of Education is working feverishly to write the rules for how parents will apply for school vouchers. When that's done, I hope it will work on providing parents some guidance on school choice.
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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