Business is a Horrible Model for Education and “Educational Reform”

Jim Scheurich, Professor IUPUI School of Education The Mind Trust is not a single organization. It is a host of organizations all deceptively working together to control IPS education (see http://kheprw.org/ips-research-group-presentation-on-the-mind-trust/ for more elaboration of this point). All of these organizations are funded by Big Money from here in Indy but also from wealthy individuals, corporations, and other organizations from …

The IPS Innovation Network: Public Forum 7/25/16

Monday July 25th, 2016 | 6:00pm-8pm Julia Carson Government Center | 300 East Fall Creek Pkwy North Join a discussion with Dr. Jim Scheurich Professor IUPUI Urban Education Doctoral Program with doctoral students along with Dr. Doug Martin author “Hoosier School Heist” and Julia Vaughn, Common Cause of Indiana as they examine critical questions regarding education reform and public education. Featured …

The KI Equation: Challenging Conversations + Aliveness = Liberation

The Kheprw Institute, with all its limitations, remains a location of conversations about possibilities. In that field of possibility we’ve the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our peers, an openness of mind and heart allowing us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. These critical conversations are …

Gentrification: Interview with Imhotep Adisa

Members of the Kheprw blog team recently sat down with Imhotep Adisa (M) Executive Director of Kheprw Institute to talk about gentrification in Indianapolis as part of a series focused on equitable development and empowering community solutions. How do you define gentrification? M: When I think of Gentrification I think about it in very broad ways. Fundamentally it’s displacement, physical, …

Book Review: Drug War Capitalism by Dawn Paley

The topic is controversial; the author herself is courageous for taking on such an underreported story. Dawn succeeds in connecting transnational business with paramilitaries, drug cartels, and U.S. involvement. Far too often in the media we hear of the reports that the FBI has taken down a major cartel and somehow it’s a major blow to drug trafficking. Also another …

The Mind Trust is a Trojan Horse That Is Destroying Indianapolis Public Education

by Jim Scheurich, Professor, School of Education, IUPUI I am sure you know what a Trojan horse is.  It looks so new, so exciting, you bring it inside your city.  However, as soon as you do, out pour all the enemy soldiers who take over your town, destroying your way of life, taking your children, possibly even buying naïve people’s …

Community Development Versus Gentrifcation

The President of the Near North Development Corporation (NNDC), Michael Osborne, has recently said in the Near North News  (September 12, 2013) that raising the property values in the Near North area is the most important change that needs to occur to improve the Near North.  Unfortunately, this is one of the most damaging ideas possible—much worse than doing nothing. …