Stand for Children

Over the past decade, Indiana has become Ground Zero in the battles of over school reform.  The state has allowed the creation of scores of charter schools, concentrated in the state’s three largest counties – Marion (Indianapolis), Lake and Allen.  Indiana now has the largest school voucher program in the country with thousands of students […]

WELCOME! To The AM1310 The Light Afternoons with Amos LIVE BLOG of the 2014 Election Returns for Marion County.  As the returns come in we’ll be blogging the results, the trends shown and what they mean.  When I feel enough votes have come in to determine a clear cut WINNER we’ll tell you that.  Our […]

In a final effort to get you prepared to vote on this Tuesday, November 4th, we gathered together in one location, all our 2014 Afternoons with Amos Interviews with Candidates for County, State, Federal, Legislative, Township and School Board Offices. Plus the interview that rocked the IPS School Board Race, the Refusal of a Major […]

Friday, Oct 17th was the deadline for candidates and Political Action Committees (PAC) to publicly release information on their finances in the 2014 elections. This includes candidates for school board elections in Indiana.  But, the non-profit organization Stand for Children, which has endorsed three IPS School Board candidates and has flooded mailboxes throughout the IPS […]

In a special series of interviews, Afternoons with Amos has been interviewing the candidates running for the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners (School Board). As a district, IPS is troubled. Four of its schools were taken over by the State three years ago. An action that was controversial then and remains so today. […]

In enrollment and size its the largest individual school district in Indiana. But though its enrollment is some 30,800, just 11 less than last school year, the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) serves just 20% of the 153,000 public school students in Indiana’s capital city. Nevertheless, interest about the fate of IPS among the residents of […]

Education activists, many business leaders and Indianapolis Star editorial writers and columnists have been hyper in pushing Mayor Greg Ballard’s proposal to provide city/county funding for vouchers for low income four year olds in the city/county to attend quality pre-school. Their over the top advocacy came to head last Tuesday evening, when the proposal to […]

Click Above to Hear Full Interview. Runs 41 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. A panel representing organizations concerned with the education of Indianapolis children appeared on Afternoons with Amos to give their reaction and views to the proposal to reform the Indianapolis Public Schools presented by The Mind Trust. On the panel were Karega Rausch, Stand […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 52 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Stand for Children is a national and local grassroots organization working for educational reform. They’ve just started an Indiana chapter. The National Director of Stand for Children is Jonah Edelman, son of legendary civil rights and child rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman.  Jonah appeared […]