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Archive for September, 2013

Ferebee’s First 100 Days

Monday, September 30th, 2013

IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee has unveiled his goals for the first 100 days on the job.  They include the following… Assessing the strengths and opportunities for IPS’ instructional programs. Improve Board-Superintendent relations. Enhance IPS’ efficiencies and effectiveness. Establish effective communication and improve relationships with stakeholders. Establish a comprehensive strategic plan based on IPS’ 2010-2015 plan. […]

Poll Shows Bi-Partisan Hoosier Public Support for Common Core

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Proponents of Common Core say a new poll shows nearly two-thirds  of Hoosiers support the standards outlined in the curriculum and nearly 80 percent don’t think less of lawmakers who do. The poll, commissioned, by Stand for Children, the education reform group, was released today, just one day before the final legislative hearing on Common […]

How Many More Cops?

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

As we have the discussion in Indianapolis about how many more police officers are needed, here’s a copy of  a pre-merger consolidation study (August 2005) that said the city’s 1,5222 officers was adequate, today we have 1,580.   While there appears to be a consensus that more officers are needed, the question is how many? Consolidation […]

Speak For Yourself

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Note – This column originally appeared in this weekend’s edition of the Indianapolis Recorder. ******** As a local media figure, I frequently run into people who watch, read or listen to my daily musings about the issues of the day. Sometimes they agree with me and other times they disagree. Usually I am cool either […]

Delivering the Dream

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

This past week marked Ivy Tech’s 50th anniversary and my 9th year of being on the faculty. So in honor of both, I figured this would be appropriate. ********* Fifty years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. As he referenced […]

Love & Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

With tomorrow being my 4th wedding anniversary, I felt it only fitting to print this column that ran this week at the Statehouse File.Com.  Happy reading!!! ******** Back in June I penned a column on same-sex marriage and how I couldn’t understand the arguments against it, since none of them were rooted in logic and […]