Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

The Daily Report Card: Merit Pay, Tax Caps, Tuition, Co-Op Schools

Questions abound as districts shift to merit pay for teachers “Education reforms now going into effect in Indiana, and similar ones sweeping the nation, are targeting something many Americans consider to be strictly off-limits: their paychecks.” (Indianapolis Star)

Tax caps zap schools in Zionsville; Lebanon district awash in cash – Indiana Economic Digest “The 16-mile drive from wealthy Zionsville to working-class Lebanon is the quickest way to understand how public school finance has, over the past five years, been turned on its head.” (

Tuition: ‘Higher than a Dave Matthews Concert’ – Hoosier Access Wanna lower tuition? Cut government subsidies, writes Indiana College Republican state chairman Nick Barbknecht. (

Shut-out parents create co-op schools – BBC Kindergarten isn’t required for every student, and in some cities — like NYC — spaces in public K-classrooms are sparse. So some parents educate in their basements. (BBC News)


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