Mystery Reforms Don’t Sit Well With Teachers

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The Indianapolis Star

Jul 18, 12:00 AM

Result of General Assembly's education changes debated

State Sen. Tim Skinner and his wife, Mary Lou, threw in the towel on teaching careers that spanned a combined 46 years after lawmakers passed a series of education changes this year. A sweeping voucher system, the potential for more charter schools, merit-based pay for teachers and reduced collective bargaining rights left the Terre Haute Democrat with a blunt assessment of legislators' work: "This last year we got kicked in the teeth every day the General Assembly was in session," said Skinner, who taught government and politics at West Vigo High School until July 1.

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