Have our representatives forgotten why they were elected? Richard Durbin did on NPR.

This morning on NPR, Steve Inskeep interviewed Senator Richard Durbin regarding the healthcare legislation currently before Congress.  The conversation moved towards the potential use of the reconciliation strategy that would allow congressional democrats to pass healthcare legislation with a mere 51 votes in the Senate. After some generalities were discussed, Inskeep asked a very direct…

Despite late payments from state, Indianapolis charter schools excel

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that charter school students in the city increased test scores by nearly 7 points last year on Indiana’s standardized test, called Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus. In contrast, students in regular public elementary schools in Marion County only improved by 1.5 points and the county’s high school students actually…