NewsEducation / August 24, 2017

McCormick, Ritz, Reed To Discuss Future Of Public Education Saturday

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick and two of her predecessors from both political parties will come together Saturday for a public forum on education.Glenda Ritz, Jennifer McCormick, Suellen Reed2017-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
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McCormick, Ritz, Reed To Discuss Future Of Public Education Saturday

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick and predecessor Glenda Ritz.

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State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick and two of her predecessors from both political parties will come together Saturday for a public forum on education.

The panel discussion Saturday in Indianapolis tackles a broad topic: “the future of Indiana public education in an era of privatization, declining budgets and increasing expectations”

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick will be joined by Glenda Ritz and Suellen Reed.

Ritz, a Democrat, was superintendent for a term marked by political infighting with Republicans lawmakers and former Governor Mike Pence. McCormick, a Republican, beat Ritz in the 2016 election.

Reed, also a Republican, was Indiana school chief from 1992 to 2009.

The discussion — which will likely include issues like school funding and private school vouchers —  is hosted by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education.

The forum is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Washington Township Schools' Dean Evans Center, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard in Indianapolis. Details on how to RSVP are at www.icpe2011.com.

 

 

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