Tomorrow, Indiana voters will head to the polls and choose the state’s next schools chief.
The will have two options: Democrat Glenda Ritz, the current state superintendent, has built her re-election campaign on grassroots support and a promise to protect schools from Republican policies she says have harmed schools..
Her opponent is Republican Jennifer McCormick, a superintendent from Yorktown who has struggled to distinguish herself from Ritz and former Republican superintendent Tony Bennett.
The result of this election could have a significant impact on Indiana schools, particularly as Indiana works to replace the ISTEP test and overhaul its A-F school grading system in the wake of a new federal education law.
Read on for more information on where the candidates stand on major education issues. You can find all of our election coverage here.
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- The basics of Jennifer McCormick: Political newcomer struggles to set herself apart
- Being a special education teacher showed this candidate the value of relationships
- McCormick’s plan for Indiana schools diverges from some Republican priorities
- Political newcomer Jennifer McCormick touts management experience in race for state superintendent
- The basics of Glenda Ritz: A lone voice at the top against Republican education agenda
- She treasured books as a child, and now Glenda Ritz sees literacy as Indiana’s most important education goal
- Glenda Ritz never stopped being a teacher when she became state superintendent — for better or worse
On campaign funding:
- Cash floods superintendents race: Incumbent Ritz far ahead of challenger in fundraising
- McCormick draws big cash from education reform heavy-hitters, but Ritz still leads fundraising race