The ICPE is a new, bi-partisan non-profit organization. Its mission is to focus public tax dollars on the K-12 education of public school students by opposing legislation in the Indiana General Assembly that would:
fund private school vouchers
expand private school tax credits
privatize charter schools by allowing private colleges and agencies to be authorizers
put for-profit managers in place to take a profit from operating public schools
Click here or the "At the Statehouse" tab above to see the latest issues.
Our friends at the Indiana Association of Career and Technical Districts tell us the Governor's budget contains a proposed funding formula for Career & Technical education that will reduce funding support for high school programs and the number of course offerings. Read their resolution here -- and be sure to read the points on pages 3-5.
ICPE supports the "Replace Don't Erase" Coalition in saying that the business personal property tax should not be eliminated unless ALL public school revenue is replaced.
Read about the Coalition's position here.
ONLINE PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE
If you haven't joined ICPE (or renewed your membership), we now have an online payment option through PayPal. Check it out in the Join ICPE section of this website.
For all of you who requested a copy of Dr. Ed Eiler's presentation from the July 28 meeting it is now available here.