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it's time to start naming names

What happened to calling out the names of those who are doing things they shouldn't do?

I've started a thread on our IHEN discussion lists that I am hoping will spur conversations about whom our Indiana Representatives work for. It's becoming all too clear, in our hyper politicized world, that the voters are losing track of who the players are. Since IHEN lacks a program as well as the mechanism to poll and interview the politicians who potentially make decisions that affect us, the best we can do is rely on YOU to help us read between the lines of news stories, and give us a glimpse of who is working for and against the homeschooling community in general.

Send us your comments or news clippings that shed some light on what's going on in our great state of Indiana, so we can keep up on whom we might write in order to preserve our freedoms as we know them today.

By the way, this list doesn't have to only include our elected representatives. Non Governmental Organizations (NGO), foundations, and other groups can be named here as well.

To be fair, I'm going to list the positives, as well as the negatives.

Today, I am starting with Rep. Vernon Smith (D-Gary) and Indiana University's CEEP. Please feel free to write me with any suggestions for this page, as well as additions to this list.


People who don't like educational choice and why

• Rep. Vernon Smith (D-Gary)

Indiana University's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) Also read the 2005 CEEP report: Homeschooling in Indiana: A Closer Look.

These names were named because of the following clip from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce "Education Notes" Newsletter.

Charter Schools - More Attacks, More Misunderstanding

A new new report from Indiana University's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) notes continuing misunderstanding about charter schools - while spurring even more headlines throughout the state that are actually adding to that confusion rather than clearing up gross misperceptions. Indeed, the report has already caused one state legislator, Rep. Vernon Smith (D-Gary), to call for a moratorium on charter schools. At the heart of CEEP's report is the shortsighted suggestion that charter schools in Indiana are performing no better than traditional public schools. Read full story

Do You Know Your Representative?

There might be a time this legislative session, where your voice might need to be heard. Use this link to find your state and national representatives. Government only works when it's FOR the people, and BY the people.





Our elected officials (and some other organizations) need to be made aware of whom they work for.






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