Column: Open dialogue with teachers leads to better state policy

Recently, state Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus, and I met with Johnson County teachers at Whiteland Community High School. Teachers from all over the district attended, and I was very pleased with the turnout.

It’s no surprise that teachers are very well represented at the Statehouse through various organizations like the Indiana State Teachers Association or the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, but it is also important for legislators to have a relationship with the educators in their district.

For this reason, I always welcome meeting and having discussions with local teachers, administrators and parents. It’s critical to have an open dialogue with educators to make sure sound policy is being enacted and that we are on the right path to strengthen Indiana’s education system.


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