LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Indiana Schools’ superintendent should serve the public

Political differences between the legislature, the executive branch, and other elected officials do not matter. It’s expected. It’s how you keep government honest.

The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction is the top advocate for public education. I’ll say it again — PUBLIC education. The Republican budget is evidence of their support for the privatization of public education. Charters and vouchers received larger percentage increases than public education. Follow the money. Teachers don’t make enough to influence politicians like school choice advocates do.

The Republican supermajority is hostile toward public education. Will future appointees be as strong advocates for public education as (current Superintendent Jennifer) McCormick and (former Superintendent) Glenda Ritz?

Save our schools.

Tim Barr

Fort Wayne

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