Tag: Mitch Daniels

Florida schools roundup: Backlash on backtrack, choice, security and more

Backlash on discipline backtracking: Broward County school officials face a torrent of criticism after the revelation that confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz had been referred to a disciplinary program that promotes alternatives to arrests and suspensions. Superintendent Robert Runcie had previously denied any connection between Cruz and the PROMISE program. Ryan[Read More…]

Jeb Bush: Mitt Romney will be “a president who always puts students first”

Here is a transcript of Jeb Bush’s speech at the RNC tonight, according to prepared remarks. (He deviated from the script at the beginning to address this issue.) Jeb Bush: Welcome to Florida! Bienvenido a Florida! This election is about the future of this nation. We can shape that future with[Read More…]

Interest spiking in Indiana voucher program

by Kenya Woodard While a group of educators and clergy are challenging Indiana’s voucher law in court, more than 125 schools have submitted applications to participate in the program, according to The Associated Press. About 80 have been admitted to the program, considered one of the most sweeping voucher efforts in[Read More…]

Indiana’s Mitch Daniels on education reform

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is planning to sign two sweeping education bills into law today — one that will create the nation’s most expansive school voucher program, another aimed at expanding charter schools. During a talk yesterday at the American Enterprise Institute, Daniels said that no longer will Indiana “incarcerate[Read More…]

Indiana’s expansive voucher bill heads to governor’s desk

From the Evansville Courier & Press: INDIANAPOLIS — Two key planks of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ education reform platform cleared their final legislative hurdles Wednesday and are now headed to the Republican governor’s desk. The Indiana House of Representatives approved measures Wednesday afternoon that would ease the process of opening[Read More…]