Anna Dirda
Indiana
Political Party-Moderate Democrate
Senator I agree with the most-Dan Burton
http://burton.house.gov/
Why-He has similar views on education,Enviroment and Illegal Immigration. Dan burton's veiw on Education is he supports home schooling beacuse he likes the idea that parents have the power to teach there kids. Also he belives that college should be affordable for all and no student should be not accepted due to finances. His veiw on Enviroment is to go green. He would like more hybrid cars and wind options.His veiws for illegal immigration that I agree with are that English should be are main language and that we should have stricter border control.

5 Interesting Facts:
1.There are 23 state parks.
2.Abraham Lincoln moved there when he was seven.
3.In a typical year almost half of the cropland is corn.
4.The Indy 500 takes place here in May.
5. The largest Ice Cream maker in the world is In Indiana.

Issues:
Education- I belive that the decisons for education should be made from local teachers, administrators and parents. Also the interests of the students should come first.
In the fourth grade, 77% of children in urban high-poverty schools are reading “below basic” on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This is an issue I would like to fix.
Environment-I belive that our enviroment is a very big issue. I think we should use more green options like wind farms and hybrid cars. On the average, the 140 million cars in America are estimated to travel almost 4 billion miles in a day, and according to the Department of Transportation, they use over 200 million gallons of gasoline doing it. This is a main reason for using allternitive options other then gasoline.

Illegal Immigration- I belive that we should keep border control strict. But the reason the immigrants are coming over is beacause they want a better life. So, we should try to help all people who want to come over and make it more affordable for them.There are approximately 7.7 million illegal aliens employed in U.S. jobs in 2008."I think this is a big problem because its also taking away from American Jobs.

5 State Facts related to my issues-
1.There are many big colleges in Indiana like Purdue University and Notre Dame University.-Education
2. Indiana ranks 49th in the nation in environmental quality-Enviroment
3.Indiana uses 93.1% in coal,3.2% in natural gas,1.4 in other gases and 1.2% in wind.-Enviroment
4.Indiana was ranked 35th in 2009 for the healthiest state.-Illegal immigration
5.Indiana served as the base for an estimated 120,000 illegal immigrants in 2009, more than the 100,000 found in the state in 2008-Illegal Immigaration
1. ABC-CLIO- World Poverty: Overview
2. ABC-CLIO-.Adoption:Overveiw
3. ABC-CLIO-Homelesness:Overview
4.ABC-CLIO-Adaption:Overview

Explination of bill- The Uniforms in Public Schools bill should be supported in many ways. The bill will save families money on new chlothes they would normaly have to keep buying. Also this bill will stop bullying in schools due to the type of chlothing worn by the student. People should support this bill beacuse it will save families money and make students more nice towards each other.

HB33: Uniforms in Public Schools

10 resources-
1Dan Burton -Indiana 5th District. Web. 20 May 2011. http://burton.house.gov/issues/illegal-immigration.
2 "IN.gov: About Indiana." IN.gov: Home. Web. 20 May 2011. <http://www.in.gov/core/about.html>.
3 Indiana: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free 4OnlineReference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108211.html.
5 Indiana State Information and Higher Education Facts." Degrees, Schools, Online Courses and Careers - Education-Portal.com. Web. 20 May 2011. <http://education-portal.com/articles/Indiana_State_Information_and_Higher_Education_Facts.html
6 "School Uniforms To Change In Indiana County." HULIQ: First in Current News. Web. 20 May 2011. <http://www.huliq.com/6071/82201/school-uniforms
7 Facts about School Uniforms « Public School and Education Topics." Public School and Education Topics. Web. 20 May 2011. http://school101.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/facts-about-school-uniforms/.
8 Indiana." Welcome To Kidskonnect. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/33-states/178-indiana.html.
9 Schools, Types Of. "Public School Uniform Statistics - Education Bug." Education Bug - Articles, Public & Private Schools, Colleges. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.educationbug.org/a/public-school-uniform-statistics.html.
10 McCreary, Randi. "Ways to Stop School Bullying Using School Uniforms | EHow.com." EHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Trusted Advice for the Curious Life | EHow.com. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.ehow.com/way_5751746_ways-bullying-using-school-uniforms.html.