Column: Put children before politics



I very rarely write a response to an opinion article. However, when the title of the article, which appeared in an Indianapolis newspaper, says, “While Ritz, Board spar, children get hurt,” I feel compelled to clear the air.

First, the author of the article knows I would never do anything to hurt Indiana’s children. I want the public to know that I will work to ensure that our students will not be hurt by what appears to be an attempted takeover of the Department of Education by Gov. Mike Pence.

Rather, I will provide a comprehensive support system for schools to ensure that students receive an education of equity and high quality. In order to do this, I will do everything in my power to strengthen the Department of Education, not have it dismantled. With that being said, let’s talk about education politics since my election one year ago.

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