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Interchange – Class Rules: How the Middle Class Rules School

Recently a criminal investigation into fraud in the testing regimes for college entry revealed that wealthy people buy advantages; many of us surely simply shrugged. What’s new? Folks with money look to buy the path they and their children tread. We seem to accept this even if we are, on occasion, outraged. And it can’t surprise you if I say …

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Bring It On! – April 8, 2019

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Part One: Hosts Clarence Boone and Liz Mitchell speak with Dr. Charlie Nelms about the launch of his new book, “From Cotton Fields to University Leadership: All Eyes on Charlie, A Memoir – A Story of How Education was His Weapon of Choice for Fighting Racism and Inequality.” Dr. Nelms will launching his book as part of the IU Bicentennial …

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Daily Local News – February 19, 2019

Area service providers, including the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, are stocking up in order to cover the so-called SNAP Gap, following the federal government shutdown; The City of Bloomington began an extensive survey of municipal trees, last week; Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton will give his annual State of the City Address, on Thursday night; The Indiana House of Representatives passed a preliminary state …

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Interchange – Anarchy And Education

The public school exists to make automatons and to reproduce class hierarchies and authoritarian power dynamics. How different is 2019 from 1906 when Emma Goldman was writing in “The Child and Its Enemies” that schools drive children to become foreign to themselves and to each other, arranged into files, classified, and numbered with quality giving way to quantity. And we …

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Kite Line- February 8, 2019: Life on Pause

This week, we share two different reflections on time inside, focusing on how prison interrupts life, education, and development. The first is the conclusion of Chantal’s account of her weeks inside a French immigrant retention center after her arrest during Yellow Vest clashes in Paris. She describes her and other prisoners’ efforts to pass the time and take care of …

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Proposed Budget Fully Funds DCS

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced his proposed state budget, today. The embattled Department of Child Services would get, in the Governor’s proposed budget, $286 million each year. This is the full amount DCS had requested. DCS has been struggling with increasing case loads and limited resources for some time. The agency’s problems came into public view last year when its …

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The Bicentennial Journal – Susie Graham: Ivy Tech Community College

In this episode of the Bicentennial Journal, Susie Graham tells the history of Ivy Tech Community College. Support for The Bicentennial Journal and WFHB comes from Monroe County and Visit Bloomington. More information about Monroe County’s Bicentennial is available on their website.

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Daily Local News – October 1, 2018

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly backtracked on his opposition to Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh; Some absentee ballot applications mailed by the Indiana Democratic Party are ‘faulty.’ That’s according to Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s Office; Indiana’s highest ranking education official will not seek re-election; Monroe County bars and restaurants are slowly stepping up to pay the county’s new food and beverage tax. …

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Bloomington Awards Childcare Grants

The City of Bloomington awarded $75,000 to four child care programs, this month. As WFHB Correspondent Annie Aguiar reports, the funding is part of an effort to improve early childhood education in the area. The money is part of a $100,000 allocation from the city. City of Bloomington Communications Director Yael Ksander said the grants were planned with Bloomington at …

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MCCSC Board Declines Use of Metal Detectors in Schools

The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees declined to put metal detectors in schools, last night. The decision comes even after MCCSC Superintendent Judi DeMuth recommended the adoption of the metal-detecting wands, during last night’s meeting. DeMuth said the wands would be used at school entrances on an ‘as-needed basis,’ and only with police present. In July, Indiana …

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