Indianapolis Business Journal

JANUARY 24-30, 2011

This week, find out why the emphasis on smaller classes is shifting in the education reform debate and see why some motorsports insiders think IndyCar racing is making a comeback. In Focus, read why mergers and acquisitions are primed for a burst of activity. And in A&E, check out the warm, family atmosphere at Donatello's Italian Restaurant.

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MAURER: This is a broker’s tale worth reading

“Twelve years after I popped out, I learned to sell. During the next three, I began to write. Fifty years later, I discovered how to kill.” Thus begins the journal of investment adviser Jack Chap, protagonist in John Guy’s novel “Middle Man, a Broker’s Tale.”

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COX: Shrinking government can increase costs

Legislation will likely be introduced in the Indiana General Assembly to abolish township governments and consolidate their functions into counties. As in the past, the proponents claim this would save money for taxpayers. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Children need broad education

I applaud Bruce Hetrick’s column (Jan. 10, “Why this public-school baby fears school reform”) for its keen observations about the value of education in the arts and humanities.

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Criticism of IEDC was off-point

Professor [Morton] Marcus’ warning about the perceived under-appreciation of local economic development organizations [in his Jan. 10 column] places a spotlight on the importance of these groups and those who lead them.

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Should teachers be unionized?

[In response to Teresa Meredith’s Jan. 10 column in Forefront] I would like to know, if collective bargaining has all of those benefits, why are our public schools performing so badly that a great percentage of the students do not graduate?

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Union backer has vested interest

The reason [Teresa] Meredith is so gung-ho regarding her union stance is she has so much to lose: 18 years into her profession, vice president of the Indiana State Teachers Association, her pension and benefits.

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