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