If you have gerrymandered districts and long-serving members from safe, rural districts, you get ‘rural rule.
There always will be pay differences between school districts. But the growing reliance on referendums to increase pay presents a novel threat.
The governor wants to improve teacher pay somehow, someday, as long as the increases are “systematic” and “sustainable.” Those are lovely words. The governor needs to start by committing to a substantial pay raise, based on state dollars. He also needs to act now.
It should be obvious that virtual schools could be ripe for abuse, given they offer no physical presence for students and no elected leaders or school board to provide oversight.
Is the GOP the party for business interests? Indiana businesses are facing new problems. First and foremost, they simply lack adequate numbers of well-prepared employees. Our business leaders have reflexively turned to the Republican Party for help. In response, they have been given lots of “workforce” programs but no real assistance. Real help would mean effective […]
The greatest sin of the Republican establishment in our state is its silent embrace of Trump.
I am confronted with two efforts to impose plans from above and to drown us under statistics designed to ensure that the plans are executed.
When it comes to virtual charter schools we simply run away from responsibility, as do all too many parents.
There are school districts losing millions of dollars because of the tax caps.
We have dozens of school districts that pay starting teachers less than $35,00 a year.
I predict a major case of inaction.
Voter fraud is so rare it has seldom been proven anywhere in the country.
I have been reluctant to name bills after people. That can seem coy. But I will make an exception here.
Until the passage of the Affordable Care Act, our regulation was a very light touch.