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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 11:21 PM

The assault on Indiana schools proceeds

We in Indiana have been treated to quite the show as single-party teabag rule has seen the will of the voters flagrantly thwarted by the governor and his cronies. He has set up his own shadow education agency and stripped every power he can from Glenda Ritz, the Superintendent of Public Instruction who rather decisively clobbered now-disgraced "reformer" Tony Bennett in the 2012 election in what amounted to a referendum on the effort to destroy Indiana public schools.

It turns out Gov. Pence (R-Obviously) has quite an agenda of horror in mind... from NWI Politics

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools would minimize constitutionally mandated focus on general "knowledge and learning," and become worker training centers from the earliest grades under an agenda announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence.

Declaring his intention to move the state from education "reform" to education "innovation," he set a goal that "the K-12 experience should lead seamlessly to training that provides the best industry certifications or to an affordable college degree -- both of which, in turn, lead to jobs that are in demand today."


And the bad ideas keep on coming...

He called on the GOP-controlled General Assembly to make it easier for charter schools to open -- there are 71 charter schools -- and to permit charters take over unused public school buildings.

Besides buildings, public schools also could lose some of their best teachers to charter schools under Pence's plan. His "Choices for Teachers" program would pay public school teachers a stipend to leave their current school for a low-performing charter school.


Now that's odd - I thought our public school teachers were lousy and the charters were a cure. Explain again why he would throw money at poor teachers to come to charters? I have another idea - how about closing the crappy charters? It's the preferred solution for allegedly failing public schools...

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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 11:42 PM

1. race to the top - wreck the teachers and suck profits out of the kids nt

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