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Posts tagged with ‘Civic Health Index’

  • Tired of Education Silver Bullets

    By Matt Impink on November 26, 2013
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    It’s crucially important to Civic Health in America to ensure a highly educated public. Recently, education has become an increasingly controversial issue in the public square. And while I’m not surprised education has become a hot topic, as a former public school teacher, I am surprised by the shape of the debate. There is a growing clamor, especially in urban areas, […]
  • One Thing We Can Do

    By Sheila Suess Kennedy on October 7, 2013
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    There isn’t much that rational Republicans and Democrats can do about today’s zealots. John Boehner has obviously lost control of both the “suicide caucus” and his mind. But we can—and should—avoid repeats of this hostage situation created by extremists who owe their elections not to fair elections but to gerrymandering. In Indiana, the League of Women Voters and Common Cause […]
  • Throwing the Book at Civic Knowledge

    By Bruce Hetrick on August 21, 2013
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    Years ago, education advocate Mary Ann Sullivan invited me to visit the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School—then a new charter school in Indianapolis. We drove to the Meadows neighborhood, had breakfast in a school conference room, heard from Principal Marcus Robinson and met some of the founding board members. Then we got a history lesson I’ve never forgotten. Here’s how […]