A study finds the areas of Indianapolis in need of better schools are not necessarily the poorest, but district officials are skeptical.
Democrats say Republicans need to stay true to their pledge and slow down on passing more sweeping education changes.
The study found learning increases at charters at an equivalent of two additional months of learning over the course of the year.
Pending Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard‘s approval, there will soon be three new charter schools in the city despite concerns from several council members.
Mayor Greg Ballard says more children in Indianapolis need access to high quality education.
The Community Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. It now goes to the ciity-county council.
Parents of more than 200 students will now have to find alternative schooling.
Less than a third of students at the Indianapolis Project School passed ISTEP tests -- well below the state average of 71 percent.
The Board of Education says adding fourth-through-sixth graders would in essence extend the state takeover to schools which haven‘t been classified as failing.
Private and charter school advocates organized a rally for students at the Indiana statehouse Wednesday.