Recently some have questioned why the state of Indiana has brought lawsuits against our federal government. While this litigation is adversarial by nature, it is a necessary part of our constitutional process.
Like so many of you, I have watched in disbelief as the Republican supermajority of Fort Wayne City Council worked relentlessly to dismantle the very foundation that makes this community strong.
Here’s a deal you might be interested in. You get $10 billion a year of taxpayers’ money to do something you may well have done anyway. You don’t need to say what you spend it on, or why.

Editorial columns

  • Film gives public education boosters a say
    Rocky Killion is the Clark Kent of public education – the superman many have waited for. “Rise Above the Mark,” the public education documentary inspired by the superintendent of West Lafayette Community Schools, is a welcome tonic for teachers, administrators and parents weary of so-called school reform.
  • Harassment fuels race riots
    SWAT teams and angry protesters clashed in a small St. Louis suburb for a third day Tuesday, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The eruption of protests and violence has been a long time coming.
  • CECI politics leave students as the losers
    As Indiana superintendent of public instruction, my sole focus has been on creating an education system of equity and high quality. The 2013 General Assembly trusted me and the State Board of Education to embark upon improvements to our standards, assessments and accountability system.
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