Tag: Mike Pence

Gov. Mike Pence: Expanded school choice helps traditional public schools, too

Speaking to school choice die-hards Monday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took aim at a common criticism of expanded learning options and encouraged supporters to make teachers part of their case. “Let’s be very clear in this debate … iron sharpens iron,” Pence told several hundred people gathered at the fourth[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Another parent trigger in California, charter school performance in Michigan & more

California: A parents group in Los Angeles is using the state’s landmark parent trigger law to force the school district to reform a low-performing school. (Los Angeles Times). More from the Associated Press and Education Week. A national report finds the state continues to lead the nation in charter school growth, despite funding disparities[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Ed reform shakeup in Indiana, charters in Georgia and more

Indiana: State superintendent Tony Bennett, a leading light in the school choice and ed reform movement, loses his bid for re-election to Glenda Ritz, an elementary school media specialist (Indianapolis Star). Gov.-elect Mike Pence promises to continue pushing reform (Indiana Public Media). Georgia: Voters back a constitutional amendment that creates a new[Read More…]