Indiana Republicans trying to mount the best challenger to Glenda Ritz

By Andrew Pillow

The Superintendent of Public Instruction race is heating up. Republicans were blindsided by Tony Bennett’s loss to Glenda Ritz four years ago. State republicans are determined to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

The race for the GOP nominee essentially boils down to the public school experience of Jennifer McCormick vs, the familiar tea party talking points of Dawn Wooten.

But as Chelsea Schneider, of the Indy Star summed up, it may just come down to who can win:

“But one political observer senses delegates will give greater consideration to a candidate’s ability to compete over ideological purity in this year’s state superintendent of public instruction race. Or simply put: Who is better equipped to topple Ritz — a darling of the teachers unions — in November’s general election?”

Read more about the GOP candidates here.


Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.