JEFFERSONVILLE — Parkview Middle School eighth-graders Gabrielle Yowell, left, and Josh Waddell participate in a mock presidential debate Thursday. Five members of the advanced social studies class studied debate topics such as gun control, same sex marriage, and taxes for three weeks in preparation.
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“You’re not fooling any of us ...,” Blankenship said. “You make your decisions for your own political gain on your own time. But I do not ... play politics with our education. You call yourselves advocates for students and education, act like it. Listen to your students and the people you have promised to provide an education to.”
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Pence dodged some of the more pointed questions about Bennett, saying he’d leave to the press to speculate about the reasons for Bennett’s loss.
But he also rejected the notion that Bennett’s ouster at the hands of Democrat Glenda Ritz was a sign that voters rejected the sweeping changes in education, which include vouchers for private schools, merit pay for teachers and more high-stakes testing for students.
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Bottorff-Perkins said she is excited about the opportunity to serve on the board.
“I’m very, very thankful that the folks who voted for me came out today,” Bottorff-Perkins said. “I tried to put my qualifications out there and my agenda, which is not to go after anybody or do anything negative. I want to bring to the board a sense of cooperation and collaboration and I’m really excited about that.”
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Richard Graf won the other seat, coming in with 4,157 votes, or 25.26 percent.
Graf said he’s already got some ideas about what he’d like to see for the district.
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In the race for the at-large seat, incumbent Lee Cotner was easily bested by Jessica Knable.
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Each child, between the ages of 5-12, has about $250 spent on them for items like coats, boots, shoes and clothing. The children also each get a small toy or two.
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