To the editor:
Hoosiers don’t want education reform.
If they wanted education reform such as school vouchers, teachers merit pay and six teacher evaluations per year, they would have re-elected Tony Bennett. Instead they showed their distaste for all of the reform and elected Glenda Ritz, hoping to return to the norm of educating their children in public schools.
If politicians want our children to become better educated, they would stop wasting time evaluating teachers and spend more time letting teachers educate children.
Charter schools can hire teachers who don’t have an education degree. They are not held accountable to any state standards, and they are partially funded by tax dollars.
It looks to me like the real goal of Mitch Daniels, Tony Bennett and Mike Pence is to reduce dollars spent on public education. In the long run everybody will suffer — our children’s education and eventually society for being ill prepared to meet the challenging demands of today’s and tomorrow’s world.
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