Pence is stalling Ritz's effort to improve education

2013-12-05T00:00:00Z Pence is stalling Ritz's effort to improve education
December 05, 2013 12:00 am

Hoosier students are dumber under Gov. Mike Pence.

That’s an inescapable conclusion of Pence’s ongoing attack on Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. Forget the money Pence wasted creating a new government bureau to foil Ritz. But the time and energy! If the effort Pence has spent jabbing at Ritz and she countering had been devoted to students, they’d simply have gotten more education.

During a May 2013 visit to Valparaiso University, Ritz said educators need to inspire students to the point they become self-inspirers. Pence’s attack on the state’s top educator has postponed any chance of that.

If you go to, you can easily email the governor to say his waste of time, money, energy and students’ schooling outrages you.

It all brings to mind that schoolyard rhyme, “Girls go to college to get more knowledge; boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.” Ah, the energy and intelligence that have been squandered.

- Brian Williams, Valparaiso

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