The Republican controlled Senate Education Committee voted unanimously to abandon Tony Bennett’s prized A-F grading system for schools.

Researchers have found that such grading systems are unreliable and unfair.

Undoubtedly Republican legislators heard from principals and teachers in their own districts.

Superintendent Glenda Ritz will get a chance to remake the state’s way of evaluating school performance, hopefully with more intelligence and judgment than the Bush-Bennett system.