Letters to the Editor

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Bring local workers into job projects

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.
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A qualified vote for mail-in voting

“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.
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Government can’t fix causes of the working poor

Though I often disagree with Sheila Suess Kennedy, I found her [Dec. 1] column regarding ALICE—Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed—to be right on target.
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Maurer shined light

It is a sure thing Churchill knew what he was talking about [Maurer column, Nov. 24]. Today, however, it will be business as usual thanks to polarization, apathy, selective deaf ears and blind eyes.
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Energy column misled

A [Nov. 17] column [by Christina Hale and Sharon Negele] urging legislation on competitive procurement fell well short of the mark on several fronts.
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Improve education by respecting teachers

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).
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Authorizers play a key role in charter school quality

In a Nov. 17 article “Charters’ grades fall, spurring concerns,” reporter J.K. Wall explored Indianapolis charter schools’ uneven performance on the state’s A-F grading system.
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Lawmakers earn citizens' contempt

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.
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IPS needs more than shrunken boundaries

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.
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Hathaway should see the rest of Indiana

As an entire state, women earn only 74 cents for every dollar in male earnings. There is little to no day care or preschool. Fewer than 25 percent of women have completed a bachelor’s degree.
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