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Has the Superintendent of the Indianapolis Public Schools, a system that has opposed the expansion of charter schools, now changed his mind about them? IPS Superintendent Dr. Eugene White joined fifteen other leaders of major urban school districts, including controversial Washington, DC Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rhee, in signing a commentary to be published in Sunday’s Washington Post. The commentary, which has already been posted on the Post’s website, is titled How to fix our schools, A Manifesto. Among another things it says that “We also must make charter schools a truly viable option” and goes on to say that we shouldn’t limit charters or traditional schools.  IPS, which already has authority from the State to create charter schools, has never done so, due to opposition from the IPS Board, Superintendent and community.  The manifest also goes on to talk about major changes in how teachers are hired and promoted and makes other major recommendations for improving education. Changes not yet tried in IPS.  We’ve asked Dr. White and IPS to comment on this article and his endorsement of its contents.  Afternoons with Amos on Monday will talk more about this.  And you can read the article here for yourself. Click the link below:

Click Here to Read: How To Fix Our Schools. An article endorsed by Dr. Eugene White