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StateImpact Indiana: Ritz Wins Superintendent Race

by Elle Moxley

November 8, 2012

State Superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz called her victory a ‘referendum’ on Indiana’s education overhaul.  Ritz capitalized on growing teacher discontent to unseat Republican Tony Bennett in Tuesday’s election.  But education policy experts say it’s unclear how effectively Ritz can deliver on her campaign promise to roll back Bennett’s key initiatives. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, Indiana’s next school chief can advocate for a change of course, but the Republican-controlled legislature could proceed full steam ahead — without her.