Published Online: October 15, 2013
Published in Print: October 16, 2013, as Power Struggle Continues Between Ind. Chief, Board

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Power Struggle Continues Between Ind. Chief, Board

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Indiana schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz, a Democrat, said last week she is wary of what she sees as a broad effort by Republicans to strip her power.

Her comments followed the first meeting of a committee that was started, despite her objections, to set new goals for the board. Tension has grown between Ms. Ritz and board members and lawmakers who backed the overhaul pushed by former state Superintendent Tony Bennett and former Gov. Mitch Daniels, both Republicans.

Ms. Ritz campaigned against new laws, including limits on collective bargaining for teachers, school vouchers, and a school grading system.

GOP lawmakers earlier this year shifted $5 million for staffing the state board from Ms. Ritz's office to the governor's.

Vol. 33, Issue 08, Page 5

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