Morning Bell: Bennett Explains State Takeover Plan To Gary Chamber
State superintendent Tony Bennett (center) answers a question from the audience about the state's intervention in George Washington Community High School in Indianapolis.
Bennett: State won’t tolerate poorly performing schools – “State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett offered compassion toward the struggling Gary public schools Thursday, but also acknowledged ‘tough decisions’ will be made if students aren’t achieving.” Gary Post Tribune
USI turns to student fees to make up for dwindling state support – “About 54 percent of the operating budget is covered by state appropriations, compared to more than 60 percent five years ago. Student costs are covering much of the difference.” Evansville Courier & Press
Purdue football’s $2 million benefactor revealed – “Meet Cincinnati resident Carl Bimel, a 1942 Purdue graduate whose career spanned nearly 45 years as business owner and consultant in the concrete business. He retired in 2004.” Lafayette Journal and Courier
Louisiana voucher scheme fails to attract many students – “Not exactly a stampede for the exits. No big rush to enroll in the little church schools that are supposedly better than the public schools that state Schools Superintendent John White supervises.” The Answer Sheet