Column: Indiana political tactics stalling improvements in public education




Resolved: That all Indiana students should receive the best possible education.

The problem with this obviously worthy goal is that it is pursued at the statehouse with a failed assumption. It is that our school districts operate the same way, apply the same standards with the same parental support, all with the same bureaucratic apparatus supervising the same assembly line of interchangeable teachers.

That all is a figment of John Dewey’s imagination. As such, it is being exposed by the Common Core debate. Indeed, state Sen. Scott Schneider and Hoosiers Against Common Core are doing something remarkable.

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