For every $1 of federal funding, public broadcasting stations raise more than $6 from local sources — a tremendous return and a successful public-private partnership. Still, the new administration is proposing to eliminate this funding and leave millions of Americans without what they believe is the most trusted source of news, information and early education in the country.
According to the Brooking Institute's Living Cities Report, Indianapolis ranked first among the 100 largest US cities whose Latino population has increased (86.1 percent) between 2000-2007. The greatest population increases will be in Hamilton, Bartholomew, Marion, Elkhart, Lake and Hendricks counties. But while the Latino population has been increasing, Latino educational achievement in Indiana has been lagging.