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August 23, 2013 1:16PM
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Updated: September 26, 2013 6:34AM
They’re called ‘vanity’
plates for a reason
So all these crybabies have nothing better to do but cry a river about stupid vanity plates.
Like we all care. Grow up and just get a regular state plate.
You all with your vanity plates are not that special. You’re just like the rest of us.
It’s time to be big boys and girls.
Supporting traditional schools requires opposing charter schools
Graduating cum laude — years ago — and having a successful 32 years of teaching, I would like to address the present state of our educational system.
Perplexed, why would state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, a retired teacher and a so-called strong proponent of traditional public schools, support charter schools? She and the superintendent of Gary public schools, Cheryl Pruitt, have endorsed charter schools? Why?
Charter schools, as yet, have not proven themselves.
Rogers and Pruitt have enjoyed the benefit of traditional schools. Why change to something that as not proven itself? They enjoyed the single salary system which paid them on experience and education — would they like to be evaluated by student performance and paid accordingly?
Now it’s time to stand up to ‘stand your ground’ law
The statement of support for state Sen. Karen Tallian by what seems to be a loyal supporter still does not answer a very important question.
Tallian’s current stand on the Stand Your Ground law that’s in effect in the state of Indiana is unclear!
Now that the senator discovered that voting for this law was an error, will the senator now work to repeal this law by introducing legislation in the next session of the General Assembly to repeal this law?
Will the senator become an advocate and spokesperson for the repeal of this controversial law?
Will the senator speak out in public forums in support of organizations who lobby for its repeal?
It is admirable to admit errors and have strength of character to admit a mistake, but now is the time for action on this new stance.
Gerald E. Jawor