Many people signed a petition calling on the Indiana legislature not to dilute the powers of newly elected state superintendent Glenda Ritz.

This just in:

“Both of the bills mentioned in this petition, HB1309 and HB1251, died in the legislature! As did a few others that diminished the power and job of the elected Supt. of Public Instruction and/or the DOE – some without a hearing. HB1342 DID get a committee hearing. IFT presented more than 2800 petition signatures to Chairman Behning during the hearing supporting Supt. Ritz. HB1342 was NOT called for a second floor reading.


I think not. This is a direct result of your work on this issue. Thank you all for signing this petition and organizing on behalf of public educators and the public education system.

We hope you stay involved in this discussion. Please like us on facebook at and follow us on twitter @AFTIndiana

Thanks again for your support and your hard work.

This message is from Indiana Federation of Teachers who started the petition “Indiana General Assembly: Stop the attempts to dilute the authority of Supt. Glenda Ritz’s office.,” which you signed on”

BUT: a reader cautions not to celebrate yet. She says, “Not dead just not in the original bills. As long as Ed bill are still moving they are alive.”