Morning Bell: Biden Tells Teachers Union, ‘We Don’t See You As The Problem’
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Biden draws education contrasts in speech to teachers – “Vice President Joe Biden told attendees to look at Republicans’ spending plans to see how much Republicans value education. “Don’t tell me you value education and don’t invest in it,” he said during his remarks, launching into a litany of spending on education he said the Republicans in Congress had voted down.” Detroit Free Press
Charter School of the Dunes breaks ground : Gary News – ”The Charter School of the Dunes in Gary is constructing a $13 million building in Gary’s Miller neighborhood… Groundbreaking will be Wednesday.” The Times of Northwest Indiana
More on the money behind the Indiana school-voucher law – Steve Hinnefeld: “Hoosiers for Economic Growth chairman Fred Klipsch explained recently how his organization and several affiliated groups spent $4.4 million to push through the education policies that Indiana adopted in 2011… The goal was to overcome what Klipsch referred to as ‘the problem’ – the Indiana State Teachers Association, which his presentation calls ‘the most powerful political force at the Statehouse and at the ballot box’ and ‘the biggest spender by far’ in Indiana politics.” School Matters
Ivy Tech revs up for new auto program – “Ivy Tech Community College is spending nearly $500,000 to overhaul its automotive program in Kokomo and create an Automotive Institute, which will be unveiled this fall.” AP
A statement from student lending giant Sallie Mae announces the company “will add 200 new jobs and invest as much as $5 million” in its Muncie facility.