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Petitioning IDOE Board Member Jo Blacketor and 39 others

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

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.

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • IDOE Board Member
    Jo Blacketor
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Jim Buck
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Jim Banks
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Carlin Yoder
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Earline Rogers
  • Chair of Senate Education Committee
    Rep. Dennis Kruse
  • Rep. Suzanne Crouch
  • Rep. William A. Crawford
  • Rep. Bob Cherry
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Luke Kenley
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Jean Leising
  • IDOE Board Member
    James Edwards
  • Senator David C. Long
  • Rep. Brian Bosma
  • IDOE Board Member
    David Shane
  • IDOE Board member
    Sarah O'Brien
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Tim Skinner
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Frank Mrvan
  • Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Scott Schneider
  • Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon
  • Rep. Terri Austin
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Rhonda Rhoads
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Greg Porter
  • Chair of House Education Committee
    Rep. Robert Behning
  • IDOE Board Member
    B.J. Watts
  • IDOE Board Member
    Daniel Elsener
  • IDOE Board Member
    Michael Pettibone
  • IDOE Board Member
    Neil Pickett
  • IDOE Board Member
    Cari Whicker
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Timothy Brown
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Edward Clere
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Vernon Smith
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Clyde Kersey
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Dave Cheatham
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Jeff Thompson
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Cindy Noe
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. Kathy Heuer
  • House Education Committee
    Rep. David Frizzell
  • Governor Mitch Daniels


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