John Stoffel, a teacher in Indiana, is disgusted with the politicians who are intent on undermining public schools in his state. He wanted you to know how bad things are.


“Just how corrupt is Indiana’s Republican-controlled state leadership? Look to the position of State Superintendent of Education this decade for the answer.

“In 2012, Republican State Superintendent Tony Bennett is ousted despite millions of dollars of out-of-state edu-business support, becoming the only Republican to lose this statewide office in 40 years.

“In order to circumvent Glenda Ritz, the new Democrat superintendent, Indiana Republicans create a duplicitous education department and change the leadership structure of the state board of education to remove her as leader.

“In 2016, Republican Jennifer McCormick is elected. Republicans in Indiana pass a law to make the position appointed in 2024. When McCormick cites she will not run for re-election due to being “naive”, thinking she could help kids in this state, Republicans move quickly to make the position appointed in 2020.

“McCormick,a Republican, blasts Indiana Republican lawmakers by saying they aren’t about helping kids or schools, they’re about making deals with edu-businesses at the expense of our children.

“A Republican in the driver’s seat of education is bearing witness to the corruption in Indiana’s education system. Hopefully voters will listen.

“The Republican party in Indiana is no longer about “small government”   or “family values,” they are about backroom deals and crony capitalism.”

John Stoffel

Elementary Teacher
Huntington, IN