Tensions came to a head when students showed solidarity with fellow students by wearing rainbow colors to school on LGBT Spirit Day. Not to be outdone, some of their classmates showed up the next day draped in Confederate flags.
2017 could see big rise in taxpayer-funded vouchers for tuition at private and religious schools
ALEC’s secretive meeting with politicians met with educator-led events and activities to rally community for public education.
“It’s about the future of our country and making sure our students have a system they can trust and eventually lead.”
The IN senate bill removes the Superintendent from the role of chairperson of the State Board of Education, a responsibility in place for more than 100 years.
Private school vouchers drained more than $45 million from the 10 hardest hit Indiana school districts last year.
“The people vote for the person that they feel can best serve Indiana students, regardless of political party. This political power move . . . is unnecessary,” testified Superintendent Glenda Ritz.
Education activists need to be ready to spot red flags that spell trouble for public education
Expanding vouchers to unaccountable private schools. Stripping teachers of their right to due process. Converting neighborhood public schools into privately run charter schools. Proceeding with tax cuts for the wealthy while starving public schools.
Students will suffer if Gov. Corbett appointee succeeds in handing over York public schools to for-profit management company.