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Joe Donnelly

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Evansville Courier & Press. August 5, 2015 All should pay for school books Once again, it is that painful time of the year for Indiana parents who must, unlike the school parents in most other states, pay for their children's textbooks. Indeed, Indiana is one of only eight states in the nation that requires parents to rent their children's textbooks, reported Courier & Press staff writer Megan Erbacher on Sunday. Of course, renting textbooks is a stretch; in fact, the parents must pay the school districts for the books, regardless of what the process is called. Parents had one hero in the process when earlier this year Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz...