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Education

The Coup of Muncie Schools is Nearly Complete

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – I just had to write a few words about the “Ball State takeover” or coup of Muncie Community Schools, otherwise known as House Bill 1315 authored by Rep. Tim Brown from Crawfordsville who orchestrated the original state takeover of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) last year via an emergency manager. Let […]

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Culture Government

A Planned Economy to Benefit Workers

Workers are Being Manipulated By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – I’ve spent the last seven years in research and writing mode. My first goal was to research the media landscape – media critic. More specifically, why doesn’t the free press operate like a free press? Why isn’t the Gannett newspaper which predominates Indiana towns […]

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Culture Government

Education Reform: It’s Not About Students, It’s About Profits

Read a great op-ed piece from Terry Thrash Nelson, a former high school teacher of mine who is and has been a role model for many students in journalism, drama, and writing in East Central Indiana. Terry is very active in this community and very passionate about education which was clear in her StarPress editorial […]