Governor Pence, Stop Your DOE Power Grab!
  • Petitioning Governor Mike Pence

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Governor Mike Pence

Governor Pence, Stop Your DOE Power Grab!

    1. Petition by

      Indiana State Teachers Association

This August, Governor Pence signed an executive order that ignores the will of more than 1.3 million Hoosier voters by establishing a new agency, the Center for Education and Career Innovation (CECI), to oversee education in Indiana. This new agency creates unnecessary bureaucracy, at taxpayer expense, making it almost impossible to coordinate education policy in the state.

The governor’s formation of this costly and redundant agency has already created gridlock in state government  --  a situation that is both unnecessary and irresponsible.

The CECI is a $5 million annual burden to taxpayers in a state that continues to cut funding to vital public school programs. Four of the CECI’s top employees are receiving six-figure salaries – substantially higher pay than the State Superintendent receives under Indiana law. And considerably more salary than the average Hoosier brings home.

Tell Indiana's Governor to honor his word in claiming to work with Glenda Ritz by rescinding his Executive Order 13-21.

Governor Mike Pence
Please rescind your Executive Order creating the duplicate education agency, the Center for Educational and Career Innovation (CECI). Indiana leaders need to cooperate and collaborate as they debate and create education policy.

[Your name]

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Wendy Bernstein BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • 21 days ago

      As a former teacher with a career of 44 years, I am horrified and disgusted by the exclusion of current and past educators from the process of collaborating on the education policy decisions of our state. You are ignoring the voters' choice of our duly elected State Superintendent of Education and undermining public education which is the foundation of a true democracy.

    • Stephanie Sanders BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • 3 months ago

      Reallocating the duties and responsibilities of a duly elected official directly undermines democracy and therefore is unAmerican.

    • Cynthia Kedzierski WESTFIELD, IN
      • 4 months ago

      The money should be going for the correct purpose, the schools.

    • Francis Johnson INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • 4 months ago

      Pence is a fraud's politicians like him that are destorying this country. I'm wondering if there is anyone creditable anymore.

    • Christi Doolittle VALPARAISO, IN
      • 6 months ago

      It's time to stop spinning in the wrong direction- Put the power where it matters most - the Teachers' influence- Empower our teachers and Principals, please! Thank you!


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