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KRULL: Teachers are only part of 'education reform' equation

Some things are just hard to measure.That’s the real message of the teacher evaluations the Indiana Department of Education released this month. Twenty-five percent of Hoosier teachers were rated highly effective and another 61 percent as effective. Less than half a percent were deemed “ineffective.”
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KRULL: Marriage message boxes Pence into contradiction

So much for being governor of all the people of Indiana. Earlier this month, not long after the House of Representatives voted to strip the controversial second sentence out of House Joint Resolution 3—the proposed state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage—Gov. Mike Pence told WISH-TV Channel 8 that he supported the HJR 3 in its original form.
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KRULL: Misguided judges reaping whirlwind

Former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard and other veterans of the highest state courts in the country issued a warning a few days ago about the dangers of large-scale campaign spending in judicial campaigns.
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KRULL: Right to work and promises to be kept

When Indiana Republicans started their push to ram so-called right-to-work legislation through the General Assembly nearly three years ago, they said the measure would rain blessings down on the Hoosier state.
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KRULL: We're beginning to see the real Pence

Now that the 2013 General Assembly has wrapped up, a few things about the state’s new governor, Republican Mike Pence, have become clear.
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KRULL: We're all responsible for our government

It’s hard to tell when the notion began to sink in that too many Americans have forgotten the point of the American Revolution.
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KRULL: The war against marijuana isn't working

Indiana seems to be experiencing a fresh outbreak of reefer madness.
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KRULL: Voters spoke, but is the GOP listening?

Oh, what strange things partisanship and ideology can be. The day after the votes had been counted in the 2012 election, Republican leaders new and old in state government declared that nothing—not even a pesky upset—was going to stop them from implementing their education agenda.
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KRULL: New GOP strategy won't help Mourdock

For the past few days, Indiana Republicans have pounded away at a new message in their fight to hold onto the U.S. Senate seat that’s up for grabs this fall.
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KRULL: Daniels, Pence may watch wistfully

Now that the national political conventions have come and gone and the presidential campaign season is about to reach top gear, at least two Hoosiers have to be watching with mixed emotions.
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