"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"...no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." – Thomas Jefferson

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tony Bennett: Taking the Public out of Public Education

It seems that Tony Bennett, the pro-"reform", anti-public-school-teacher, pro-ALEC, pro-charter (another pro-charter), pro-voucher Superintendent of Public Instruction in Indiana has changed his title. He was elected as the Superintendent of Public Instruction...and it still says that on the state web site.

However, the picture above his office door tells a different story.

Bennett apparently considers himself the "Superintendent of Department of Education." The word "public" is missing...just like in his policies.


Stop the Testing Insanity!


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