Indiana Writers Group

Beyond License Plates: Prepping Inmates for Life After Prison

Posted: July 24, 2006

Indiana Writers Group column for July 26 and thereafter 730 wordsby Andrea Neal     On July 17, inmates at the new Plainfield Educational Re-Entry Facility began earning college credits in one of three tracks intended to help them land jobs after prison.     The hospitality track will prepare them to work in hotels, restaurants and service industries. Read the full article…


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Low Prices or High Prices: We Can’t Have it Both Ways

Posted: July 17, 2006

Indiana Writers Group column for July 19 and thereafter 566 words By T. Norman Van Cott It seems as if it were only a few weeks ago that Hoosier opinion-makers were obsessing about Wal-Mart’s negative impact on Indiana. Wal-Mart’s offense? Low prices. Wal-Mart’s marketing technology, including its access to low-cost foreign suppliers, was chipping away Read the full article…


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Targeting Freshmen on Path to Dropping Out

Posted: July 10, 2006

Targeting Freshmen on Path to Dropping OutIndiana Writers Group column for July 12 and thereafter 740 words By Andrea Neal     INDIANAPOLIS – If Hoosiers didn’t already grasp the extent of the dropout crisis, they do now. The 17th annual “Kids Count” data book, just released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, labeled our high Read the full article…


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The Privatization of the Toll Road: A Bottom-Line Assessment

Posted: July 3, 2006

Indiana Writers Group column for July 5 and thereafter 744 words by GEOFFREY SEGAL for the Indiana Policy Review Foundation Now that the dust has settled on the lease of the Indiana Toll Road (ITR), Hoosiers should be all smiles. To put it simply, Indiana got a great deal. Last week when Macquarie-Cintra took over Read the full article…


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Series: Giving Up on Geyer, a School That Couldn’t Be Fixed

Posted: May 30, 2006

Editors: Andrea Neal’s series on the state of the Indiana public school system can be run daily in series beginning June 1 or weekly in place of the Indiana Writers Group, which will resume July 5. Captioned color digital photos are available on request. Giving Up on Geyer: A School That Couldn’t Be FixedFirst in Read the full article…


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Immigration: Tomatoes Aren’t Free

Posted: May 22, 2006

By Jim McClure and Norman Van Cott Do immigrants slice themselves a piece of the U.S. economic pie at the expense of Hoosiers and other Americans? Judging from the xenophobic backlash against immigrants, many Americans apparently accept this assessment. As a result, immigration now connotes U.S. international charity. Public debate focuses on whether the United Read the full article…


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