Michael Hicks: The 21st Century Fund and the future of schooling
I’ve written several columns and delivered several talks on the dire consequences that the collapse in college attendance has for Indiana. To remind readers, Indiana is now ranked 42nd in educational attainment.
Letter to the Editor: ‘Will we ever learn?’
To the Editor:
Another viewpoint: It’s way past time for stronger gun control
If images of blood-spattered school hallways, hysterical parents and grieving communities won’t crack stubborn resistance to stronger gun control laws, perhaps statistics that characterize this nation’s deadly and unparalleled obsession with firearms might.
Michael Hicks: Big savings for ending prevailing wage
In 1931, the federal Davis-Bacon Act mandated that wages paid to contracted workers on government construction projects be set at the prevailing level. That ‘prevailing wage’ effectively ended competition on salaries for businesses bidding for federal government construction jobs.
General Assembly turned voucher spigot on full blast
When former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels began pitching the idea of school choice — vouchers — the rhetoric was that this was a wise use of state funds to help poor kids in failing schools. Listening to political leaders now, it is abundantly clear the voucher scheme has grown far beyond those altruistic goals.
Another viewpoint: A sneaky move to ban books
State Rep. Ryan Dvorak, a Democrat from South Bend, called it a “sneaky move.”
John Krull: The wrong we do will live on
Some unfortunate moments and dumb acts are merely reasons to feel regret.
With ‘obscene’ material, obsession becomes compulsion
The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette
Franke: The iconoclasm of the internet
We live in the information age and that is supposed to be a good thing. I concede the point, partially. There is a definite benefit in being able to search Wikipedia rather than pull down an outdated Funk & Wagnalls from the shelf whenever I have a quick question I need answered.
Letter to the Editor: Third fire station not a ‘toy’
To the Editor: