Be an Advocate
Public education is the foundation of our democracy and it strengthens our communities. Public schools offer diversity and inclusion for all students to achieve their best. Yet, public education in Indiana is threatened. Education reforms such as vouchers, charter schools and online, virtual schools are siphoning dollars away from Indiana’s public schools.
It’s time to stand up for public schools. It’s time to make your voice heard. It’s time to become an advocate.
Public Schools Matter
Kids and families across the state depend on community public schools to deliver quality education to all students. However, that goal becomes more challenging as the available resources are divided between public schools, charters and private voucher schools. See how Indiana’s traditional public schools continue to excel and overcome these challenges.
Public Educators are Excellent Educators
Public school educators demonstrate their value daily. Indiana’s traditional public school educators routinely receive accolades and honors from organizations, business and industry leaders recognizing their value in the classroom and community.
“They see the role of the teacher not as one whose job it is to fill young minds, but instead to open new doors to what is possible and give their students the emotional, social and intellectual tools to make the journey in to learning.”
Kathleen Rauth, IPS Teacher of the Year, Center for Inquiry School 27
“I am so proud of the kids and their accomplishment."
Jennifer Wells, National Yearbook Program of Excellence Teacher, Hamilton Junior/Senior High School
"I was proud of Indiana. Of all the school teachers in Indiana, I represent, I consider that a real honor."
Joe Ruhl, National Hall of Fame Teacher, Lafayette Jefferson High School
Show Your Support for Community Public Schools
It’s time to stop experimenting with education reforms that negatively impact Hoosier kids. The state should refocus on education policies that strengthen and build upon the foundation of public education – support educators, adequately fund K – 12 community public schools and reverse course on expanding vouchers and funding failing charters.
Parents, students, educators and public education advocates are raising their voices in unison to support our community public schools. Sign the petition to support public schools.