Governor Daniels, Governor-elect Pence, the Indiana state legislature: Honor our 1,300,000 votes for Glenda Ritz
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IDOE Board Member
Neil Pickett
IDOE Board Member
Michael Pettibone
IDOE Board Member
Daniel Elsener
IDOE Board Member
B.J. Watts
Chair of House Education Committee
Rep. Robert Behning
House Education Committee
Rep. Greg Porter
House Education Committee
Rep. Rhonda Rhoads
House Education Committee
Rep. Timothy Brown
House Education Committee
Rep. Edward Clere
House Education Committee
Rep. David Frizzell
House Education Committee
Rep. Kathy Heuer
House Education Committee
Rep. Cindy Noe
House Education Committee
Rep. Jeff Thompson
House Education Committee
Rep. Dave Cheatham
House Education Committee
Rep. Clyde Kersey
House Education Committee
Rep. Vernon Smith
House Education Committee
Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh
Rep. Terri Austin
Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon
Rep. Bob Cherry
Rep. William A. Crawford
Rep. Suzanne Crouch
Chair of Senate Education Committee
Rep. Dennis Kruse
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Earline Rogers
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Carlin Yoder
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Jim Banks
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Jim Buck
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Luke Kenley
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Jean Leising
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Scott Schneider
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Frank Mrvan
Senate Education Committee
Sen. Tim Skinner
IDOE Board member
Sarah O'Brien
IDOE Board Member
David Shane
Rep. Brian Bosma
Senator David C. Long
IDOE Board Member
James Edwards
Governor Mitch Daniels

Governor Daniels, Governor-elect Pence, the Indiana state legislature: Honor our 1,300,000 votes for Glenda Ritz

    1. Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer
    2. Petition by

      Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer

      Bloomington, IN

Indiana voters elected Glenda Ritz as our new Superintendent of Public Instruction by a large margin.  She received roughly 1,300,000 votes--about 100,000 more votes than the governor-elect, Mike Pence.  Now, however, Governor Daniels refuses to acknowledge that our election of Glenda Ritz sent a clear message on the direction of school reform, saying instead: "The consensus and momentum for reform and change in Indiana is rock solid."  Governor-elect Mike Pence is also choosing to interpret the election results as a "strong affirmation on the progress of education reform in this state," (Journal Gazette 11/8/12).  On the contrary:  when Indiana voters elected Glenda Ritz as superintendent, we rejected the top-down, corporate reform model imposed by the state.  We embraced Ritz's platform and her research-backed proposals to support and improve our public schools.

 

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    • James Hutchinson BEDFORD, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Indiana is still a democracy do not arrogant and ignore the wishes of the voters

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    • Elizabeth Siegmann COLUMBUS, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please honor and affirm Glenda Ritz as our new Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is a phenomenal person with a sound platform to improve our public schools. She needs the full support of our government. The people voted for her and this vote needs to be respected.

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    • Shelly Myers WABASH, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I teach not so that my students can master the skills required for taking a test but so that my students can master the skills required for life. Their is no rubric to truly determine my effectiveness in this venture.

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    • Patricia Birbiglia CARMEL, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      The voters of Indiana have indicated that they want a change in the direction in the leadership of education. Please honor that mandate.

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    • Anna Smith CARMEL, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Educational reform needs to involve the stakeholders. That should be the message sent to legislators by the defeat of Tony Bennett.

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