Tag: Governor Mike Pence

Governor Pence takes a stand for freedom and local control of education

February 18, 2015 12 Comments
Governor Pence takes a stand for freedom and local control of education

Last week, Governor Pence took a stand for restoring freedom and local control to Indiana schools, when he chose to publicly support Senator Schneider’s “Freedom in Testing” bill, SB470.  The bill, which would allow private schools that accept vouchers to choose from a variety of nationally norm-referenced assessments to comply with state accountability measures, rather […]

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Do Hoosiers want more taxpayer-funded daycare?

October 12, 2014 3 Comments
Do Hoosiers want more taxpayer-funded daycare?

It’s hard not to wonder if President Obama isn’t the envy of Hillary Clinton’s eye. After all, he has successfully pushed through numerous big government programs that she and Bill championed unsuccessfully some twenty years ago. Obviously, the two biggies are  the nationalization of both our health care and K-12 education systems. Now, he is […]

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Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

August 1, 2014 2 Comments
Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

In a recent letter to the editor, State Board of Education (SBOE) member, Gordon Hendry, blamed the chaos and disorder of the board’s interactions on the behavior of Superintendent Glenda Ritz. He went so far as to liken her behavior to that of an “education czar,” unilaterally deciding policy issues and ignoring the authority of other board […]

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Was Board Member Andrea Neal just a “tool” in Governor Pence’s Common Core re-branding scheme?

April 26, 2014 3 Comments
Was Board Member Andrea Neal just a “tool” in Governor Pence’s Common Core re-branding scheme?

A question that continues to be asked throughout Indiana is, at just what point should Hoosier parents have realized that their children are still going to be stuck with Common Core?  When should they have seen the writing on the wall that Governor Pence did not intend to fulfill his promise to deliver “uncommonly high standards” […]

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Indiana’s own “Iron Lady” fights the Common Core

April 9, 2013 6 Comments

Whether you were a fan of Margaret Thatcher’s policies or not, one thing is certain – yesterday marked the end of the life of one of the strongest women to ever grace the pages of history. For many of us, who came of age during the eighties, she will be remembered as the lady who […]

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