Ritz deserved qualified appointees on state board

2014-06-08T00:00:00Z Ritz deserved qualified appointees on state board nwitimes.com
June 08, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Upon examination of the biographical information of members of Indiana's State Board of Education, I found a couple of anomalies which I'd like Gov. Mike Pence, the person who appointed them, to explain.

Member Tony Walker is simply a lawyer with no experience, training or association with any kind of educational facility. Has the First District such a paucity of qualified potential appointees, that someone with a background in education could not be found?

Then there's Gordon Hendry, whose connection with education, public or private, is tenuous at best.

As a lifetime resident of Indiana who is both a product of and very proud of Indiana's educational system, may I remind Pence that to produce a quality product, you need quality workers. Hendry & Walker are as out of place on that committee as a "Boiler Up!" sign in Bloomington.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz deserves qualified appointees to ensure quality.

- James Deck, Valparaiso

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