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
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The Battle for Control Continues
Read details about the November 13 State Board of Education meeting in Vic's Statehouse 160 on this site.
Although State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz's lawsuit against the remaining members of the State Board of Education was dismissed November 8 over issues of whether she as a public official had to be represented by the Indiana Attorney General, several private citizens have asked the state's public access counselor to review the actual issue: whether SBOE members violated the open door law by making this decision outside of a public meeting. Meanwhile at the November 8 SBOE meeting, there was agreement on an implementation plan to release schools' A-F grades. (Read more about that in Vic's Statehouse Notes 159 on this website.) There will be more to come on the SBOE actions. Here's the letter from the SBOE that sparked the controversy.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR FALL MEETINGS!
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.