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Archive for August, 2011

Carson’s Comments

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Although my relationship with 75-percent of the Marion County Democratic Party is strained at best, I have always had a good relationship with 7th District Congressman Andre Carson.  We almost became relatives through marriage a few years ago.  And we are even disliked by personally by the same Democratic County Chairman.  So while a lot […]

Satellite Fight

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The discussion is heating up once again in Marion County over the issue of satellite voting.  Democrats say it increases voter participation.  Republicans say it’s too expensive.  Underneath it all is the question of who benefits the most, especially with the upcoming Mayor’s and City-Council races.  We can have the honest debate about politics, although […]

The Cheat Sheet 8-30-2011

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Here’s a little political gossip to help get you through the day. The Cheat Sheet 8 30-2011 View more documents from IndianaBarrister

The Hunt For Indiana Votes

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman came to Indianapolis Monday looking for support from Hoosiers.  Huntsman said his goals were to get American back on track by creating jobs, tackling the debt and making the nation energy independent. While conservative, Huntsman could be considered the most “moderate” candidate out of the current […]

The Audio Vault

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Indiana State Board of Education is voting today to turn over several failing  Indianapolis Public Schools to private operators in an effort to improve school performance. At the time of this posting the Board has voted to turn over control of Arlington High School to Ed Power and Emma Donnan Middle School an Manual […]

Changing of the Guard

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Indiana State Board of Education meets later this morning and will decide the fate of six failing Indianapolis Public Schools.  As I told you last week, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett has recommended the Arlington, Emma Donnan, Manual and Howe schools all be taken over by the state and that Broad Ripple […]

The Cheat Sheet

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I’m trying a little experiment this weekend. Indulge me. The Cheat Sheet 8 27-2011 View more documents from IndianaBarrister

IPS Own Words Undermine “Lawsuit”

Friday, August 26th, 2011

I am now fully convinced that Indianapolis Public Schools are run by idiots and overseen by a majority morons.  On the day where the Indiana Department of Education announced that it was recommending the State takeover four IPS Schools and send in special teams to two other schools, the IPS Board reacts, by 4-3 votes, […]

Takeover Recommended of Four IPS Schools

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett is recommending the state takeover four of six failing Indianapolis Public Schools.  Bennett is says the  the state should take control of  Manual, Howe, Arlington and Emma Donnan schools.  Broad Ripple High School and George Washington will not be taken over by the State but will be […]

White’s Appeal

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Here is a copy of IPS Superintendent Eugene White’s e-mail to the school board asking for permission to appeal the state’s decision regarding the district’s failing schools… We have received the results of our appeals from IDOE and they all have been denied. I am requesting that Dr. Busch add this item under new business […]