The ICPE is a new, bi-partisan non-profit organization. Its mission is to focus public tax dollars on the K-12 education of public school students by opposing legislation in the Indiana General Assembly that would:
fund private school vouchers
expand private school tax credits
privatize charter schools by allowing private colleges and agencies to be authorizers
put for-profit managers in place to take a profit from operating public schools
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One more item for your "action list" call SBOE members and legislators and urge the SBOE to withdraw the “Resolution Regarding ESEA Waiver Compliance” at the July 9 meeting. Read about it in Vic's Statehouse Notes 180.
Many similar-minded public school advocates are urging supporters to take action before the Wednesday (July 9) State Board of Education meeting to urge the Governor, state legislators, State Board of Education members and local school board members to object to stripping powers from the elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and placing the DOE under another agency that reports solely to the Governor. That agency, by the way, costs lots of tax money. Here's what the ISTA is urging its members to do.
ICPE supports the "Replace Don't Erase" Coalition in saying that the business personal property tax should not be eliminated unless ALL public school revenue is replaced. Our public schools can't handle more revenue cuts. Learn more at this upcoming workshop July 23.