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Indiana: W. Lafayette Public Schools Sues the State for Taking Their Property and Giving It to Charter Industry for $1

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 Rocky Killion is suing the state of Indiana for permitting an “unconstitutional land grab.” The legislature passed a law in 2011 declaring that any unused schools must be sold to charter operators for $1. Rocky Killion says this is wrong. The schools were paid for by the taxpayers, and they belong to the district, not to charter operators. Killion-- superintendent of the West Lafayette, Indiana, public school district,  is a fighter for public schools. A few years ago, he helped to launch an outstanding film about the extremist assault on the public schools by privatizers; it is called 'Rise Above the Mark', and it showcases the good work done in Indiana's public schools.'

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