The state of Indiana has a major focus on education reform. Gary is one of the worst cities in the entire state. Over the years, Gary has had a high crime rate and poor educational opportunities for children who live there.
The superintendent of schools from Gary recently received a large bonus for her performance. However, it turns out that many of the test scores were false. The state of Indiana is now trying to get that bonus back from her. It will be investing to see if they are successful in court.
Investing in Education
Over the past few years, the state has invested a lot of time and money into education for children. At one time, Indiana had inferior test scores relative to other states. However, the test scores have started to increase recently. This is primarily due to an increased focus on education from state legislators and more funding for teachers.
In the coming years, the leaders of the state want to continue focusing on education. There are many children in the state who are still not receiving a quality education due to the area they live in. If a child grows up in a poor area, their odds of going to college are much lower than someone who lives in a wealthy area. The state government is hopeful that recent changes will help poorer students.