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Ritz visits county for 'party'

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Indiana District 38 Senator Tim Skinner welcomes Indiana Superintendent of Education candidate Glenda Ritz to the Clay County Democrat "Block Party," which took place at the Clay County Courthouse Thursday. [Order this photo]
Indiana Superintendent of Education candidate Glenda Ritz is cramming in as much visiting as she can over the next 12 days.

Ritz, a Democrat who is running against Republican incumbent Tony Bennett, paid her first visit to Brazil Thursday during the Clay County Democrat "Block Party," which took place at the Clay County Courthouse.

While there, Ritz told the Democrats she has been in touch with several educators who are throwing their support behind her.

"(Educators) are telling everyone," Ritz said. "This truly is about what we truly want to see for our children."

Ritz has taught in public schools for 33 years, at the elementary, junior high and high school level.

She is still a teacher in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Indianapolis.

Since throwing her hat in the ring, Ritz said the campaign has been "exciting."

"I really have a broad base of supporters," she said.

While speaking with Clay County Democrats Thursday, Ritz explained her stances on several topics.

She said teachers have been "teaching to the test," in reference to the annual Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus testing students are required to take.

"That's why this race is important," she told those in attendance Thursday, most of whom were teachers.

Ritz said she was against evaluating teachers based on the testing, especially if there is no significant growth model for students, adding if elected, she hoped to replace the current model with "true growth measures."

"It's about time we did it," she said. "It's flawed. I'm very concerned about the (grading system of schools)."

Ritz, who has several appearances scheduled for the next 10 days before the Nov. 6 General Election, also tackled the subjects of charter schools, corporation takeovers and the voucher system while speaking Thursday.

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Indiana Superintendent of Education candidate Glenda Ritz. [Order this photo]
"I believe that public dollars should go to public schools," she said.


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now they want all of the dollar not just the $0.87 they now get and want the rest of the county to make good on the $0.13

-- Posted by twolong1short on Fri, Oct 26, 2012, at 1:03 PM

THE TAXPAYERS IN CLAY COUNTY HAVE NOW PAID DOWN THE 31 MILLION DOLLAR CCSC DEBT TO 17 MILLION. FIGURES ARE FROM CCSC DET SERVICE FILLING. THEY THEN TAKE .37 NO TOP OF THE .50 CENTS FOR DEBT SERVICE OUT OF EVERY PROPERTY TAX DOLLAR . THE REST OF US GET .13 TO RUN THE REST OF THE COUNTY. THE WHEEL TAX WAS PASSED BECAUSE OF THIS. AS OF JULY 1 2012 MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND CAN BE USED FOR ROAD REPAIR. OUR GENERAL FUND MONEY IS USED FOR DEBT SERVICE FOR CCSC.

-- Posted by car11 on Sat, Oct 27, 2012, at 12:03 AM


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