News in Brief

Power Struggle Continues Between Ind. Chief, Board

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

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

Published in Print: October 16, 2013, as Power Struggle Continues Between Ind. Chief, Board
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories