Newly elected Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz won a smashing victory last fall, collecting even more votes than Governor Mike Pence. Since taking office, she has been an effective leader.

However, those hoping for a slowdown of the attacks on public education in Indiana were disappointed to learn that Governor Pence had selected the executive director of the state charter school board as his education advisor. She has a long history as an advocate of privatization.

What’s happened to the Republican Party? Why are so many Republicans dedicated to harming public education? Do they hate public schools? Why?
What is it about having a dual school system that appeals to them?