Ind. superintendent race gains national attention due to education policy

Ind. superintendent race gains national attention due to education policy

Ind. superintendent race gains national attention due to education policy

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The senate race isn't the only Indiana race getting national attention the race for state education superintendent is being watched as a referendum on school policies pushed by conservatives.

Republican Tony Bennett, who is the former superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools, is running for a second term.

He's going up against Democrat Glenda Ritz, who is the leader of a teachers union in suburban Indianapolis.

Ritz says Bennett's agenda is an attempt to privatize public education and teachers say he's blaming them for declining school performances.

National campaign experts say the election results will show whether the public supports Bennett's policies -- which are being copied around the country.


 

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