Glenda Ritz predicted in August she would be Indiana's next superintendent of public instruction. Few believed her until Tuesday night.
Incumbent GOP state superintendent Tony Bennett leads Democratic challenger Glenda Ritz by four points, 40 to 36 percent.
Bennett supports a standardized school grading system while Ritz says schools should be measured on their past performance.
Tony Bennett advocated for school accountability and a district takeover provision while Ritz said she wants roll back many of his key policies.
StateImpact Indiana is moderating a debate Friday between Tony Bennett and Glenda Ritz, the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Quarterly campaign finance reports released show GOP candidate Tony Bennett out-fundraised Glenda Ritz, but not by as much as he did last quarter.
GOP incumbent Tony Bennett will debate Democratic challenger Glenda Ritz on October 24 at Wabash College’s Ball Theater.
Ritz says metrics system violates state law because it measures schools against other schools, a claim Bennett's campaign denies.
In his State of Education address, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett emphasized the need to make schools more accountable to the state.
Superintendent Tony Bennett touted the benefits of new teacher evaluations and the state's A-F grading system during his State of Education address.