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School Voucher

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

EDITORIAL: Make pre-K affordable, make K mandatory

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the unusual step of testifying before a Senate committee last week in support of a proposal to offer up to 1,000 vouchers for low-income prekindergarten students. It's a worthy cause.

February 18, 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
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda, released Dec. 10, 2013.

December 22, 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

Michigan City Schools to seek referendum

MICHIGAN CITY | To avoid the possibility of closing schools, property owners in the Michigan City Community Schools Corp. are being asked to increase their taxes.

July 10, 2013 11:45 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: Lawmakers favor private education at public schools' expense

In an Indiana General Assembly session where so much could have been done for K-12 public schools, the super majorities in the House and Senate let those opportunities slip through their fingers.

May 05, 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
K-12 education's future appears uncertain

K-12 education's future appears uncertain

The outlook for K-12 education might be a bit murky as educators across the state wait for new state education leader Glenda Ritz to set her agenda.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos


House OKs preschool voucher program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 92-6 Monday to establish a preschool pilot program providing tuition support for up to 1,000 4-year-olds to attend preschool in five to-be-determined counties.

February 18, 2013 4:34 pm 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

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems' views on education merit consideration

As the House Democratic members of the Education Committee, we are privileged to serve as the standard-bearer for new Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.

January 24, 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
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