1. Mark, the affluent school districts (like the one we attended - Munster) will probably not hire those without a Master's degree or appropriate classroom experience. It wouldn't fly with the parents, nor are there shortages of high quality teachers wanting to teach in affluent districts. This policy has a big potential to negatively affect our minority and impoverished students.
    December 05, 2012 8:49 pm on Indiana changes training requirements for new teachers
  2. Oh come on NWI Times! Where is the investigative journalism? I have personally met with Glenda Ritz and have spoken with Tony Bennett regarding education reform. The reform path that Bennett is leading is one that will only lead to more inequality. His support of the privatization of public schools is going to decimate public education and further hurt our neediest students. The reform that needs to take place should not involve demoralizing teachers and setting schools up for failure. It is a very complex situation and I'm not going to cover all angles here, but Bennett's policies are driven by ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and that's enough to cause concern. Bennett promotes a business/competitive model of education that does nothing but create an education system of winners and losers. Education is not a race or competition.
    October 17, 2012 5:52 pm on EDITORIAL: We endorse Bennett for state superintendent
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