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The IHSPA Would Like To See Your Election Coverage

November 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Diana Hadley

Friends,

I know many of your students are covering election issues as they pertain to your specific schools. (school board contests, referendums, etc.)

I would like to post some of the coverage as we have done in the past, so feel welcome to send digital pages or links.

You and your students might be interested in this info that was posted in a Howey/DePauw poll this morning.

In the other surprising result of this Howey/DePauw survey, Republican Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Bennett had only a 40 to 36% lead over Democrat Glenda Ritz, with a large 24% undecided. As for definite votes, Bennett leads Ritz by just a 34-32% margin. Bennett, who ushered in a series of education reforms with the imprimatur of Gov. Mitch Daniels, has a fantastic fundraising advantage over Ritz, and should benefit from being part of the GOP statewide ticket which hasn’t lost an executive branch race since Democrat Jeff Modisett won the attorney general office in 1996. Ritz’s competitiveness appears to be fueled by teachers and their unions who have chafed under the new performance standards, and elements of the Tea Party movement which disapprove of the CORE curriculum that Bennett, as well as the Obama administration, has pushed.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Diana

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