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What Greg Ballard's Victory Means For Education

A number of policy experts have said that Indianapolis’s traditional public schools have a major image problem with many residents.

A Greg Ballard victory in Indianapolis means more charter schools. His office is currently the only municipal authority in the country with the power to create and oversee new charter schools and Ballard has not been shy in declaring his intention to bring more to the city. Here is an article from the Indy Star outlining […]

When Did Charter Schools Become Controversial?

Indiana Republicans spent the last legislative session pushing charter schools expansion.  Democrats never got on board, and the conflict came to a head in Febuary when House Democrats walked out.  But charter schools haven’t always been a partisan issue.  Listen below to hear the broadcast version of the story.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard's Education Platform

Indianapolis’s current mayor is much more aggressive than his opponent, Democrat Melina Kennedy, in talking about expanding Indianapolis’s charter schools system.  In fact, it’s basically the only kind of school he seems talk about.  Ballard told the Indy Star about his five point education platform, all five of which involved charter schools. …  tax breaks […]

The Mayor Of Indianapolis Wants Control Of The City's Schools

A number of policy experts have said that Indianapolis’s traditional public schools have a major image problem with many residents.

This is actually the third or fourth time Indy mayor Greg Ballard has said he wants to control the four Indianapolis schools slated for state takeover.  The difference this time?  It’s election season. Ballard released a plan which calls for the Indiana State General Assembly to pass a law which would allow the city to […]

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