I just received details of the rally for public education in Terre Haute this Saturday, March 14th. Many readers of “Vic’s Statehouse Notes” may be close enough to want to join the rally Saturday morning. Others may want to use Terre Haute’s plan to organize a similar rally in support of public education in your own community. Here are the details sent to me:
TERRE HAUTE PRO-PUBLIC SCHOOL RALLY!!!! THIS SATURDAY!!!
Unity Rally at the Crackerbarrel
WHERE: LEGISLATIVE CRACKERBARREL AT THE VIGO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATED AT SOUTH SEVENTH AND POPLAR STREETS
When: Saturday, March 14
Please be at Library by 9:00
We will Rally Outside on Poplar Street Side
Please Join Us in Packing the Library and Making Your Views Known to Those Elected to Represent the Citizens and Not Ideology and Politics
We Look Forward to Being with You on Saturday, March 14th
Organized and Supported by the Following Listed on Back of Flyer
- VIGO COUNTY TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
- VIGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS ADMINISTRATION
- VIGO COUNTY BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
- VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT AND ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
- VIGO COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS
- VIGO COUNTY CUSTODIAL AND MAINTENANCE
- VIGO COUNTY SECRETARIES ASSOCIATION
- VIGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL
- COVERED BRIDGE SPECIAL EDUCATION DISTRICT
- BRICKLAYERS LOCAL #4
- CARPENTERS LOCAL #133
- INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL #725
- LABORERS LOCAL UNION #120
- SHEETMETAL WORKERS LOCAL #20
- LABORERS LOCAL UNION #204
- PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 157
- IRONWORKERS LOCAL 22
- BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 374
- OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 841
- IUPAT DC 91
- WABASH VALLEY BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES
- WABASH VALLEY CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL
- MAYOR DUKE BENNETT
- PARENT ORGANIZATIONS
- CITIZENS OF THE WABASH VALLEY
Join in if you can!
Say Yes to Better Funding for Public Schools and No to More Money for Private School Vouchers.
Thanks for your advocacy for public education!
Vic Smith email@example.com
“Vic’s Statehouse Notes” and ICPE received one of three Excellence in Media Awards presented by Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization of over 85,000 women educators in seventeen countries. The award was presented on July 30, 2014 during the Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention held in Indianapolis. Thank you Delta Kappa Gamma!
ICPE has worked since 2011 to promote public education in the Statehouse and oppose the privatization of schools. We need your membership to help support the ICPE lobbying efforts. Joel Hand will again be our ICPE lobbyist in the Statehouse. Many have renewed their memberships already, and we thank you! If you have not done so since July 1, the start of our new membership year, we urge you to renew now.
We must raise additional funds for the 2015 session, which begins on January 6th. We need additional members and additional donations. We need your help and the help of your colleagues who support public education! Please pass the word!
Go to www.icpe2011.com for membership and renewal information and for full information on ICPE efforts on behalf of public education. Thanks!
Some readers have asked about my background in Indiana public schools. Thanks for asking! Here is a brief bio:
I am a lifelong Hoosier and began teaching in 1969. I served as a social studies teacher, curriculum developer, state research and evaluation consultant, state social studies consultant, district social studies supervisor, assistant principal, principal, educational association staff member, and adjunct university professor. I worked for Garrett-Keyser-Butler Schools, the Indiana University Social Studies Development Center, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indianapolis Public Schools, IUPUI, and the Indiana Urban Schools Association, from which I retired as Associate Director in 2009. I hold three degrees: B.A. in Ed., Ball State University, 1969; M.S. in Ed., Indiana University, 1972; and Ed.D., Indiana University, 1977, along with a Teacher’s Life License and a Superintendent’s License, 1998. In 2013 I was honored to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the IU School of Education, and in 2014 I was honored to be named to the Teacher Education Hall of Fame by the Association for Teacher Education – Indiana.