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Vic’s Statehouse Notes #371 – Partisan School Boards

Vic’s Statehouse Notes #371 – Partisan School Boards

Breaking long Hoosier traditions, Senate Bill 188 would change school boards from non-partisan to partisan. It’s time to contact Senators before the bill is heard on Monday to express your strong opposition to this damaging change to our public schools. Making school...

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Vic’s Statehouse Notes #370 – A radical plan

Vic’s Statehouse Notes #370 – A radical plan

Dear Friends, The Indiana Senate Education Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would freeze out community members, taxpayers and even state leaders from any influence over what the students of Indiana study. It would mark the end of state standards. Yes, you read...

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Oppose SB 305 – In support of standards

Oppose SB 305 – In support of standards

After graduating from Arsenal Technical High School and earning an electrical engineering degree from Purdue, my dad started a business in 1959 to calibrate equipment to verify that the equipment met standards established by what is now the National Institute of...

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Vic’s Statehouse Notes #368

Vic’s Statehouse Notes #368

Dear Friends, ALL HANDS ON DECK! The Senate is throwing the big one at public education in the first education committee meeting. Today it was announced that Senate Bill 305, which carries the seeds to completely unravel and privatize public education in Indiana, will...

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ICPE 2022 Legislative Scorecard

ICPE 2022 Legislative Scorecard

LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD REVEALS PRO-PUBLIC EDUCATION INDIANA LEGISLATORS Twenty-eight percent of the members of the Indiana House of Representatives voted to support public schools while only 16 percent of Indiana State Senators aligned with the Indiana Coalition for...

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Who is funding my school board candidates?

Who is funding my school board candidates?

[Note: a special thank you to Keri Miksza, chair of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education of Monroe County for her work on this post] How to research campaign funding for local school board elections  Each county operates differently when it comes to making these...

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Vic’s Statehouse Notes #367

Vic’s Statehouse Notes #367

Dear Friends, The threat to public education by Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) is clear. ESAs could be expanded to all students in the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly. Before the election, ask every candidate for the Indiana House or the...

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They’re coming for your district: now what?

They’re coming for your district: now what?

As a follow up to the information shared at our annual meeting, we will host an online training webinar for public education advocates on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm. Register in advance here for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation...

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South Bend Event: Consequences of School Choice

South Bend Event: Consequences of School Choice

On Thursday, September 8th at 7pm, ICPE Board Member and Former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, will be representing ICPE at a meeting we are co-sponsoring on Zoom with our public education advocate friends in South Bend. Rep....

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