Rather than send state troopers to Gary at Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’s request, Pence ordered the state police to lead a study of Gary Police Department operations and recommend changes. He should do something similar for the school district. Ritz should support him in this.
Closing Dunbar-Pulaski should serve as the wake-up call that drastic measures are needed in Gary’s school district. Before making a hasty decision, let’s determine the best course of action to turn around that failing school district.
Gary’s students have been struggling to learn in challenging conditions for too long.