Public education in Indiana has been hijacked by educational terrorists. Gov. Mike Pence, who created an additional layer of government with his Center for Educational and Career Innovation, is attempting to take over educational policy from Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, who was elected with more votes than even Pence received.
Ritz was elected last November because voters — not just educators, but voters in general — did not like the direction former Superintendent Tony Bennett and the GOP establishment was headed. Unfortunately, those voters did not understand the governor appoints the Board of Education, minus the superintendent.
Needing a way to weaken Ritz’s power, Pence went against good conservative principles in creating the CECI.
While Pence’s term still has three more years, we can send a strong message to him next November by electing a Democratic majority in the General Assembly.
- Raymond Palasz, Schererville