Union’s anti-choice rally falls flat when only a few dozen show to protest Ed Sec DeVos

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana State Teachers Association staged a protest Monday at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke about an “ambitious expansion” of school choice at a nearby hotel. DeVos spoke Monday at the American Federation for Children’s national policy summit about “a transformation that will open […]

Indianapolis: Superintendent gets $27k bonus as student performance declines

By Victor Skinner on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis school board members awarded Superintendent Lewis Ferebee a massive $26,999 bonus on Thursday, the same day the public learned student test scores fell by 3.7 percent last year. School board members noted that Ferebee’s performance bonus was only 77.1 percent of a possible $35,000 boost that’s based on improving learning in the […]

IN voters oust union-backed, anti-school choice state superintendent Glenda Ritz

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s union-backed Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction was swept out of office Tuesday in an election dominated by Republican victories. Glenda Ritz, darling of the Indiana State Teachers Association union, lost her re-election bid to Republican Jennifer McCormick, a reform-minded candidate who cast herself as a teacher-friendly Republican, the Indianapolis Star reports. According […]