Indiana State Schools Chief Loses in Upset
Indiana voters delivered one of the biggest education-related election surprises of Nov. 6 when they picked Democrat Glenda Ritz to be their new superintendent of public instruction over Republican Tony Bennett, an incumbent with a high national profile.
Ms. Ritz's victory, with 53 percent of the vote, came despite her having raised only $327,000 in campaign contributions to Mr. Bennett's $1.3 million.
The win by Ms. Ritz, a teacher in Washington Township schools in Indianapolis, raises the possibility that policy initiatives Mr. Bennett championed could stall or be reversed, ranging from implementation of the Common Core State...
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