There are many things about representing Indianapolis that make me proud. However, we are still using limited tax dollars to incentivize out-of-state contractors to hire out-of-state workers to build right here in Indianapolis.
“Mail-in voting” has many merits [Ryerson Viewpoint, Dec. 8]. I find it a bit strange here in Indiana that there seems to be a lack of well documented, well publicized information prior to any election.
By unilaterally proposing that the superintendent of public instruction be appointed, not elected, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has fired another shot in “The Teacher Wars” (the title of a new book).
I found much to agree with in Sheila Suess Kennedy’s Nov. 15 column “A culture of contempt.” Voter turnout, particularly in midterm elections, is embarrassingly low, partisan rhetoric supersedes intelligent discussion of the issues impacting voters and there is a dearth of truly engaging candidates.
Dana Hubbard’s [Nov. 3] Viewpoint “Shrink Indianapolis Public Schools to Save It” regarding Unigov and the development of our city’s public school system overlooked the historic formation of the Metropolitan Assembly of School Boards in 1966.