NewsEducationEducation Policy / November 20, 2013

Despite GOP Assurances, Dems Predict Move To Curb Superintendent Ritz’s Power

Brandon Smith
Despite GOP Assurances, Dems Predict Move To Curb Superintendent Ritz’s Power

Indiana Democratic leaders fear lawmakers may push to strip Superintendent Glenda Ritz of some authority in the upcoming legislative session.

Though statehouse Republicans have said such a move is not likely, House Minority Leader Scott Pelath’s prediction comes in the midst of an ongoing conflict between Ritz, the State Board of Education and a new agency created by Governor Pence.

Ritz has criticized what she perceives as a push by the State Board and the newly-created Center for Education and Career Innovation to wrest control over education policy from her department.

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