On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, a measure will be on the ballot to secure adequate funding for Indianapolis Public Schools. Passing this referendum will help ensure IPS can raise teacher pay and hire and retain the best educators, make critical investments that will make schools safer and more secure, and guarantee strong principal leadership in every school.
Tell Indianapolis Public Schools that all children deserve to attend schools that have the resources and curriculum to set them on a path to success. By modeling struggling schools after successful ones in the district that are truly helping students thrive, we can provide all students with a quality education.
"One of the biggest things Stand for Children has taught me is that our voices do matter, as long as we'll stand up, show up, and speak up." - Anna Chaney, IPS parent
More than 15,000 children in Indianapolis Public Schools still attend D or F-rated schools. These struggling schools are typically located in challenged parts of our city, overwhelmingly serving low-income families and children of color. But improvements are happening, thanks to parents, innovative teachers and principals, and IPS leaders who are listening to communities demanding a better public education.
Indianapolis Public Schools is the first school district in the state to use the Innovation Network Schools law to expand the number of high-quality schools in the city. The law gives IPS additional flexibility and oversight of its schools, while also providing an opportunity for the IPS board to offer different types of learning opportunities to students. Sign the petition in support of using innovative ideas to turn around failing IPS schools!
Stand for Children Indiana is looking for passionate volunteers who have an interest in ensuring that all children, especially those whose boundless potential is often overlooked, graduate from high school prepared for -- and with access to -- a college education. Volunteer activities include planning and helping out at events, attending rallies, office work, collecting petitions, phone banking and much more.
Make a contribution to improve the odds for all students.