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Landslide ‘Yes’ in WL referendum

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I wanted to post this story because it’s relevant to the research I’m currently doing on the schools in the area.  View Meranda Watling’s story the Journal and Courier here.

Mary Beth Boyd couldn’t hold back her tears on Tuesday night when she heard the results of the West Lafayette schools property tax referendum.

Boyd, past president of the West Side teachers union, was crying tears of joy as the supporters gathered at Bruno’s for a celebration and declared a landslide victory in favor of the schools’ tax increase.

Updates on School Funding Story

In Community, economic meltdown, Harrison High School, Layoffs, Schools, Uncategorized on April 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction (photo courtesy of the Indiana Department of Education Web site)

I contacted Tony Bennett, the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, in hopes of sitting down and interviewing him for my story on public schools, layoffs, budget cuts, funding, etc.

His office responded to me, and said he would be happy to meet with me.  I’m not sure when that will happen, but in the mean time, they sent me this article for background research.  It’s an examination of the correlation between federal and state funding and student performance in public schools.  It claims that an increase in funding has not improved pupil performance in the past, and probably won’t work now.

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