Morning Bell: Reactions To Gov. Mike Pence’s First State Of The State Address
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Gov. Mike Pence delivers his first State of the State address.
Read the full text of Pence’s education remarks here.
Pence explains vision for Indiana – “The governor called for creating regional councils that would work with businesses and educators to tailor high school vocational programs to available jobs.” Associated Press
Pence recognizes Hoosier priorities – “Pence supports the reforms Indiana has taken toward increased school accountability, including letter grades for schools. He proposes to put extra money toward rewards for high-performing teachers and school districts.” The Times of Northwest Indiana
Pence leads charge with education, tax-cut call – “Pence has supported school choice generally but now wants to remove the requirement that students first try public school for a year before being eligible for vouchers.” Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Responses to Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State address – “‘Before plunging Indiana’s schools completely into a Wall Street-style system of boom and bust, the Governor should critically analyze the still unseen effects of school privatization,’ says House Democratic leader Scott Pelath. ‘Despite the radical notions of some in the Legislature, most Hoosiers prefer to see school competition in the gymnasium.’” Indianapolis Star
Pence’s school funding plan: Them that’s got shall get – “If you accept the thesis that funding should be an incentive for improvement, it could make sense to direct money to schools that raise their grades. But rewarding schools that get As and Bs is like giving a handout to those that need it least.” School Matters