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Topic - Mitch Daniels
City council members in Philadelphia have given the go-ahead to a resolution to allow a socialist historian's view of America, via his "A People's History of the United States," to be part of the public high school curriculum.
Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was one of the staunchest defenders of the K-12 academic standards known as Common Core. But Indiana is now ground zero in the fight against those very standards, and it may lead the way for other states to consider pulling out of the system.
Resistance to the nationwide K-12 school standards known as Common Core is now on full display in Indiana.
Indiana takes great pride in being the crossroads of America. Right now, our state leaders face a crossroads of their own: whether to reduce income taxes for hardworking Hoosiers or to follow the road of more government spending.
Lawmakers in Michigan are taking the lead in the fight to stop Common Core as a backlash against the state-driven education system continues to grow.
The Common Core system is meant to unify K-12 education standards in states across the nation. It's having the opposite effect within the Republican Party, as a rift grows between supporters including high-profile figures such as Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels and other Republicans who had a hand in crafting it and those who fear it's a well-disguised federal takeover of schools.
Liberals spent all of last week portraying the legalization of homosexual wedlock as "the civil rights issue of our time." As that theme suffused debate at the U.S. Supreme Court, a state high court stepped up and decided the real civil rights issue of our time.
In a major victory for the school-choice movement, Indiana's highest court on Tuesday unanimously upheld a sweeping, ambitious school voucher program put in place in 2011 by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican.
Gov. Mitch Daniels will leave Indiana a state modeled after the businessman's conservatism he practiced and studied for decades, with all the successes and mistakes that came of his bold vision.
Just five weeks after voters ousted him from office, Tony Bennett already has a new gig.
The first shot in the fierce battle over a new right-to-work law that has consumed this state in recent days was fired across the border in Indiana 10 months ago.
Morgan Burke wants Purdue back in the Rose Bowl, and he's willing to put his money on Darrell Hazell to get there.
Newt Gingrich is pulling a Joe Biden by making a cameo on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" — but unlike with the vice president, there was no planning involved.
Mr. Daniels said of the book: "We must not falsely teach American history in our schools.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels pledged to promote academic freedom when he became president of Purdue University in January, but newly released emails show he attempted to eliminate what he considered liberal "propaganda" at Indiana's public universities while governor.