INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Democratic State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says
former Superintendent Tony Bennett broke the state’s rule for grading
Indiana schools when he changed the formula last year for a donor’s charter
The Daily Journal reports Ritz told Democratic activists last week “If you
believe those (changed grades) were done because they should have been,
you’re fooling yourself.”
The authors of a legislative report released last week found Bennett applied
the changes equally, but say their work neither vindicates nor exonerates
him. Bennett and his supporters, however, say he has been vindicated.
Bennett resigned his job as Florida’s schools chief shortly after the
Associated Press published emails showing he overhauled Indiana’s school
grading formula after learning a donor’s charter school received a “C."