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Tony Lux

TONY LUX: An example of hypocritical school funding decreases

Derek Redelman of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently claimed school counselors aren’t meeting student needs regarding preparation for college and careers. His source of information is a survey conducted by the chamber regarding how much time school counselors spend on various school duties.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Parents, protect students from untrained teachers

How many parents would be comfortable having a relatively unknown, untrained and untested adult, with no previous teaching experience of any kind, take over their child’s classroom and even run their school and school system? I’m guessing not many. But this is exactly what Indiana is prepari…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Listen to Lux's wisdom on charter schools

RICH JAMES: Listen to Lux's wisdom on charter schools

Would someone please listen to former Merrillville schools superintendent Tony Lux?

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Elect candidates with new election reform priority

The latest reports on the new Indiana education standards reveal another legislative fiasco of ineffective and financially irresponsible education reform.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Political goblins will get you if you don't watch out

Does anyone else think much of the verbiage and some legislation coming from some state officials involves the creation of goblins and bogeymen about which the public is supposed to be afraid?

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

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

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

TONY LUX: New rules for licensing teachers would hurt kids

“Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability," otherwise known as REPA, are being considered for a third revision by the Indiana State Board of Education.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

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
RICH JAMES: New Year's resolutions for political world

RICH JAMES: New Year's resolutions for political world

New Year’s resolutions are meant to improve an individual’s life and the lives of those around him or her.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am
State Board of Education sued again

State Board of Education sued again

INDIANAPOLIS | A judge may yet decide if the Republican-appointed State Board of Education held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when members drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

December 06, 2013 1:57 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reign of political error or political terror?

The current status of education policy and administration in Indiana, as professed by Republicans, can best be summed up by applying the apt title of Diane Ravitch's new book, "Reign of Error."

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Hoosier education board should heed friendly advice

MARC CHASE: Hoosier education board should heed friendly advice

Hoosier state education officials are providing quite the example these days for our children. It's a relief teachers -- not politicians -- are the ones dealing directly with our kids.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
Watchdog growls at officials using email to discuss policy

Watchdog growls at officials using email to discuss policy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open meetings watchdog is warning state and local government officials that using email to discuss public policy issues among themselves can appear improper, even though the practice is not necessarily prohibited by law.

December 02, 2013 5:08 pm Related
Judge dismisses Ritz lawsuit against State Board of Education

Judge dismisses Ritz lawsuit against State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | A Marion County judge ruled Friday that Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, cannot use her Department of Education attorneys to sue the Republican-appointed State Board of Education.

November 08, 2013 4:30 pm Related

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
Lux: Charter schools are no magic fix for minority education

Lux: Charter schools are no magic fix for minority education

GARY | Indiana's charter school movement is a bad gamble for poor and disadvantaged students, the former Merrillville school superintendent told members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.

September 06, 2013 4:00 pm
Merrillville's Tony Lux reflects on tenure, diversity

Merrillville's Tony Lux reflects on tenure, diversity

MERRILLVILLE | Perhaps outgoing Merrillville schools Superintendent Tony Lux's most outstanding quality over his nearly 30-year career was how he faced the challenges of a changing school district and community, managed to maintain good test scores and fostered harmony and friendship among a…

June 15, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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STAND hosts annual International Dinner

STAND hosts annual International Dinner

MERRILLVILLE | The STAND, (Socially Together and Naturally Diverse) club had its annual International Dinner on April 27.

May 06, 2013 5:26 pm Photos

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