Legislating public schools out of existence

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  1. AmyMyNamey

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    You really need to start reading your articles before posting. They are discussing turning over seats on the board to Ball State University, a public research institution, not a for-profit business. The purpose of this would be to take it out of state control, and put in charge an educational institution. As a result the BOE would become appointment based rather than elected. A common BOE setup. Ball would have half the board. They would be doing this as a result of local failure. Takeovers have been done across the country based on local failure. Would you rather a Governor appointed person be in charge of the district? That’s not local control either. Quite frankly, this would be a much better option. The partnership could work very well for the local district.
     
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    Moving away from democracy to an appointed method of governance has a terrible track record. Think: Flint, Michigan water crisis for example. School boards need to be elected to maintain local control.
     
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    There are plenty of places that have never had elected school boards. You elect a mayor knowing his slate of candidates run the board of ed. It actually depoliticizes the process in many cases.
     
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    Just look at what is happening right now in North Carolina. Legislators frustrated by having their unconstitutional laws reversed are now trying to gerrymander courts, and even working to force a transition from elected judges to appointed judges. Some North Carolina legislators are so bent on creating a white corporate utopia that they are willing to destroy every last vestige of democracy to forward their racist ideologies.

    Many folks around here are uncertain what is happening to Muncie because the legislation was kept secret until introduction, and those behind it aren't engaging in any sort of conversation. Some figure its just another form of union-busting at the hands of the scum Indiana suffers as a super majority. Much of the legislation targets the local union specifically and calls for the end to nearly all labor rights for teachers.

    http://www.thestarpress.com/story/n...statehouse-talk-amendment-hb-1315/1055032001/

    The same inbreed who proposed this legislation also proposed legislation requiring superintendents to lose their licenses should their districts go into the red. He's working hard to ensure no one will ever work in education in any capacity, as education is entirely at odds with the neo-Nazi agendas many Indiana legislators hold dear.
     
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    Going to ignore most of this nutty stuff. Only wanted to comment that electing judges is the absolute worst thing you can do and leads to wide spread abuse of power.

    Since you work in education, let’s just focus on the children that can be affected. There has been scandal upon scandal of elected judges taking money from private prisons to sentence children to juvenile detention.

    Perhaps it’s your Indiana education that has caused your poor thinking. If only you were born somewhere else.
     

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