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Republican Party Says Donations To Bennett Legitimate Contributions From Reform Minded Companies

Ben Skirvin

Bennett says a number of companies were evaluated by IDOE official prior to making a decision

Officials released this statement in response to yesterday’s report, which revealed Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett had received donations from two companies who stand to benefit from plans to take over four Indianapolis schools.

“It’s not surprising two groups committed to education reform throughout the country have in the past supported one of the nation’s most prominent education reformers. I’d be surprised if they didn’t.”

During his most recent campaign, Bennett accepted two thousand dollars from Edison Learning, the company hired to take over Theodore Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy in Gary.  He also received one thousand from Wireless Generation, a Rupert Murdoch owned subsidiary of NewsCorp selected to provide support to George Washington Community High School.


  • Bilgewater

    Perhaps it is perfectly legal for Dr. Bennett to accept money from Edison, but if Edison benefits from his proposed takeover of the Indy schools (plus one more in Gary), then we need to look a little closer at this cozy relationship.

  • Sunnyonek7

    i think tony bennett needs to leave this planet and come back to a real world, give tony a teaching job and let see if he likes his salary depending on students grades, the dumbest thing any of us every heard of. i think he just put his self out of a job. noone likes this …

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