IU report questions Mind Trust plan for IPS

Six months after the Mind Trust released its plan to reform Indianapolis Public Schools, researchers at Indiana University now say the plan rests on experiments in other cities that led to greater inequity among students and did not produce dramatic academic gains.

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Mayors have mixed record leading schools

The question at the heart of this year’s debate over the future of Indianapolis Public Schools is whether the district should be placed in the hands of Indianapolis’ mayor. But when mayors take control of bad schools, test scores usually rise but challenges don’t go away.

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