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MAHERN: Let teachers operate like professionalsRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
The factory system is no longer acceptable. We now demand professionalism from our teachers and a system that adapts to each child's particular needs.
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FERGUSON: Reform overlooks special-needs childrenRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
In a telling exchange, an education expert at a local advocacy group with whom I spoke reported that she home-schooled her children with special needs. This is not at all uncommon.
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MORELAND: Will college be just for rich Hoosiers?Restricted Content

September 24, 2011
Doran Moreland / Special to IBJ
It seems that, for those fighting the hardest to stay afloat in this economy, the hits just keep coming.
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HOWEY: Hinkle's icky predicament when he's 64Restricted Content

September 24, 2011
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
In addition to his clothes, confidentiality and dignity, he has been stripped of his committee chairmanships.
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TAFT: More leverage needed from Water Co. saleRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Bill Taft / Special to IBJ
If these funds are completely spent on infrastructure repairs or even enhancing service programs by capitalizing a new endowment, we will miss an opportunity to attract a far greater investment in transforming our core city.
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MUTZ: Pressure's on to tackle immigration reformRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
Until some reasonable change in the legislation is made, we will continue to have a system that is unfair and impossible to enforce.
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BONIFIELD: Hitch library needs to government reformRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Jake Bonifield / Special to IBJ
Libraries, like roads, are government where nearly everyone wants it.
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KRULL: Conservatism has its own costs to societyRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Is it right to allow kids to suffer because of their parents's choices?
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SWAYZE: Unholy liberal axis is cracking up, finallyRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Sue Swayze / Special to IBJ
Change is hard, for sure. But the stirring of citizens' souls in this country is exciting. "Take it back!" I shout.
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FARGO: Meet the new public access counselorRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
Hoage is correct that his office shouldn't be advising agencies on how to comply with the law, educating them, and also fining them when they misbehave.
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VANE: A conversation with an Indianapolis sageRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Robert Vane / Special to IBJ
Where would we be without the P.E. MacAllisters of the world? Not just in politics—and there are many Democrats about whom we could ask the same question—but throughout all our society.
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LADWIG: Chamber scores questionably on economyRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
We are left with the sobering realization that there is no lobby for free-market economics at the Statehouse.
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STYRING: An Iron reason why Obama will lose in 2012Restricted Content

September 24, 2011
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
Mike Pence shouldn't pop any champagne corks, though. Indiana gubernatorial elections have a nasty habit of running counter to national trends.
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WAGNER: Coming soon, the Indiana Gridiron DinnerRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Civility in politics isn't dead. You just have to find the middle ground of funny.
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DAVIS: How Gregg can take the state up a notchRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Kathy Davis / Special to IBJ
For Indiana to prosper, we need interesting work that provides value to the world.
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SHELLA: Why Hinkle needs to get out of politicsRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
Never mind that Conan got the title wrong. He was right about the voting record and, most important, he got a laugh.
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BOEHM: Criminal sentencing laws due for reformRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Ted Boehm / Special to IBJ
We do have the benefit of thoughtful study, if not completely reliable data, to support some basic reform that will save the state money and produce a fairer and more productive criminal justice system.
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HARRIS: A better structure would let standout schools emergeRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
David Harris / Special to IBJ
Urban school systems across the country are in crisis, but some individual urban schools are thriving.
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MEREDITH: Design districts with both students and the community in mindRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
The entire school culture would be developed to improve expectations and accountability for both its students and community.
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KINGSOLVER: Do something about spiraling college costsRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Justin Kingsolver / Special to IBJ
For leaders across our state to contribute to putting a college diploma out of reach for those who need it most is a social injustice.
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WOUDENBERG: Hands off my health savings accountRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Anita Y. Woudenberg / Special to IBJ
Unfortunately, Obama’s solution for uninsured young people, rather than to educate and promote this great option, is to use that fact to justify imposing federal health insurance on everyone and to penalize those who don’t buy into the federal program.
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KETZENBERGER: Driving into the past to find the futureRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
It’s a timely reminder to ignore those who would rather hunker down, avoid risk and ride out the economic storm.
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WINSTON: Put Madam Walker on the Cultural TrailRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
We don’t need a statue of a slave to remind us of our history.
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VAUGHN: No reason to restrict satellite voting centersRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
Satellite early voting is a no-brainer and it’s a shame Republicans are hiding behind security and fiscal red herrings, since their concern is purely political; they simply believe early voting helps Democrats.
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CAMPBELL: Local elections should get more respectRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Steve Campbell / Special to IBJ
I can’t escape stories on Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin or Donald Trump, but have to scour the Web to find a few words about Joanne Sanders, Ryan Vaughn or Ed Coleman.
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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

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