Mark Muehl

Proximity

Proximity- (noun) nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.At the Global Leadership Summit 2017, Bryan Stevenson (founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative- https://eji.org/bryan-stevenson) spoke on the “power of proximity.” His message was especially related to the need of helping the poor and incarcerated- not with money- but with… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Hurt Public School Budgets

With Choice Scholarships, public-school funding has gone up.One of the myths of school choice is that Choice Scholarships, or “vouchers,” hurt public-school budgets by unfairly channeling money away from public schools. But in fact, since Choice Scholarships were first introduced in Indiana in 2011, most public schools have received funding increase.Between 201… Read more »

Thieves of Productivity

Information overloadPerfectionOver-driveNo timeThese are all signs of what Juliet Funt (http://www.whitespaceatwork.com/speaking/) calls the “hedonic treadmill.” Speaking at the Global Leadership Summit 2017, she addressed these “Thieves of Productivity.” While information is needed to live our life, we live in a time where we can easily succumb to information overload. While we should… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Non-public schools are not held accountable.

Non-Public schools are accountable for Choice Scholarships dollars.Opponents of Indiana’s Choice Scholarships often argue that Choice Scholarships are unfair because Non-Public schools are not held accountable to the same standards as public schools. However, one may argue that Non-Public schools are actually held to a higher standard of accountability than public schools… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers are Unconstitutional

The law is settled. Choice Scholarships (Vouchers) are constitutional.Opponents of school choice see no public good coming from private schools. They’d have you believe that there’s something downright un-American about Indiana’s Choice Scholarships program, which allows tax dollars to follow students to non-public schools—including religious schools. But these opponents of school choice… Read more »

Class Assignment Inspires Students to Help Homeless

What started out as a reading assignment at Lutheran South Unity School ended up inspiring a student-led service project helping the homeless in Fort Wayne. It’s an example of how academics go hand-in-hand with character education and generosity at LSUS, impacting both the students and the broader community.After seventh graders read the… Read more »