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School Choice

TONY LUX: It's time for public school supporters to unite

Current governmental and legislative policies continue down the road of diminishing, demeaning and underfunding public schools in every demographic area across the state — urban, suburban and rural.

October 03, 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

Pence to decide on State Fair alcohol sales

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana State Fair attendees in August may get to do something that hasn't been allowed there for 67 years -- drink alcohol.

February 25, 2014 5:10 pm

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

GUEST COMMENTARY: Abandonment of public schools isn't working

Recent revelations concerning former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett instructing his associates to raise the letter grade for Christel House Charter School (as well as several other charter schools) reveals a desperate act to prove success for an inherently flawed c…

September 08, 2013 12:00 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

EDITORIAL: Indiana General Assembly rewards failure

Proponents of traditional public schools are upset about the Indiana General Assembly forgiving startup loans for charter schools — even schools that failed. They make a good point.

May 09, 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

Ambassador Christian Academy students to participate in statehouse rally

GARY | Nearly 200 students, teachers and parents from Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary will participate in a rally supporting school vouchers at the Indiana statehouse Monday sponsored by School Choice Indiana.

March 08, 2013 6:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana poised to lead U.S. on school choice

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana poised to lead U.S. on school choice

One of the great Indiana success stories of the past decade is what we’ve accomplished in the area of education reform. I am always proud to tell the story of our state’s success in Washington, D.C., and now, as I begin my service as chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood…

January 31, 2013 12:00 am

More school choice options touted, extending vouchers to kindergarteners

As the nation celebrates National School Choice Week today through Friday local and state school choice supporters said they'd like to see changes in the law to give parents even more options.

January 27, 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

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

MARK KIESLING: Thank God, or someone, for school voucher system

Indiana Supreme Court justices will hear arguments this morning on whether the state's school voucher system is the turkey its detractors claim it is.

November 21, 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

State group hosts meetings on vouchers Thursday, Friday

GARY | Local parents and families interested in exploring educational options for their children will have an opportunity to learn more about the state’s school voucher program, tax credit scholarships, tax deductions, and other forms of school choice during informational sessions.

August 05, 2012 12:00 am

Two sessions scheduled next week to talk about vouchers, school choice

Local parents and families interested in exploring educational options for their children will have an opportunity to learn more about the state’s school voucher program, tax credit scholarships, tax deductions and other forms of school choice during informational sessions next week.

July 19, 2012 9:25 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voucher program shows promise for future

School choice has Indiana brimming with opportunity and the benefits of change are being seen across the state. As the current school year starts drawing to a close, it is time to evaluate what has transpired, how well the voucher program is serving Hoosiers and what’s in store for the year ahead.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana rates B in education; ranking falls four notches to 17th

The American Legislative Exchange Council gave Indiana a B grade on its education reform polices, including academic standards, school choice programs, charter schools, online learning and the state's ability to hire good teachers and fire bad ones. That's up from a C+ in 2010.

January 26, 2012 12:00 am
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