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

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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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