Morning Bell: ‘Nine Bricks Higher,’ But 340 Students Down
Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana
The Purdue Bell Tower on the West Lafayette campus.
Purdue’s student enrollment expected to show a decline – “Enrollment of new students this fall at Purdue University is expected to be the lowest in three years,” reports Eric Weddle — although school officials say “academically this entering class is the best in history.” Lafayette Journal & Courier
What Obama said about education – …in his DNC speech. The Answer Sheet
School voucher deadline quickly approaching – “Indiana parents have until 11:59 p.m. Friday to file for a school voucher for their child. The state voucher program aims to help lower and middle class families pay for a portion of tuition at any school they choose.” WXIN
Maintenance of inefficiency – Checker Finn bashes a federal requirement “that special-ed spending never decline from one year to the next. In times of plenty, this mandate discourages efforts to make productivity gains; when revenues shrink, it means that special-education spending will consume an ever-growing slice of school budgets.” Flypaper