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Ritz Competitor Enters Upcoming Superintendent Race

Yorktown Community Schools

A small town school official has announced plans to challenge Democrat Glenda Ritz in her reelection bid for state superintendent in the 2016 general election.

Yorktown Community Schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick has entered the superintendent's race on the Republican side. If elected at the Republican party's state convention in April, she would take on the incumbent Ritz, whose tenure thus far has been marked by political fights with Statehouse Republicans...including Governor Pence.

Speaking at the Statehouse, McCormick said she wouldn’t run a negative or politically-motivated campaign, but says Ritz’s department has negatively impacted schools across the state.

“Indiana was once a leader in the nation -- today we are not,” she says. “Today we have a department of education that is disorganized and disconnected from schools.”

McCormick vowed to make the the state department of education a “great partner" and says she’d fix problems with the ISTEP while improving its credibility. 

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