Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

The Daily Report Card: Ball State Faculty Salaries Lag Nation, Study Finds

BSU prof salaries near last in nation – Muncie Star Press The news about Ball State comes after the same salary data, released Monday, show high salaries at Indiana University. (The Star-Press)

“Among the many reactions as to whether competition for teachers is a good thing or a bad thing, a strong voice stuck with me, saying ‘teaching isn’t ABOUT you.’”
—Teach for America teacher

Am I Wrong For Teaching? – TFA Blogs This post from a Teach for America corps member who teaches math in a Texas high school discusses the benefits and drawbacks of making teachers compete to be the best. (

Purdue search panel in closed session – Lafayette Journal & Courier The committee searching for a replacement for outgoing president France Córdova meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday. (The Courier-Journal )

Indianapolis superintendent says he’ll stay until he retires – Indy Star “The reality, though, is that White’s future as head of the state’s largest — and arguably most challenging — school district is dependent less on his personal commitment to IPS than on what voters decide in November.” (Indianapolis Star)

A Trayvon Martin Fundraiser Cost a Teacher Her Job—And Showed the Value of Unions – GOOD Education “By firing Brooke Harris, Pontiac Academy for Excellence taught students that they’d better keep quiet and stop asking questions—if they don’t, they’ll lose their jobs. They taught that taking action and standing up against injustice is a punishable offense.” (Good)


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