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Web letters: 1.3 million voters spoke loudly about education

Glenda Ritz received 1.3 million votes for state superintendent of education.

We the people of Indiana spoke loudly against the attack on our public education system and our teachers.

Just think if that 1.3 million people had voted for Democrat John Gregg for governor we would not be having this debate about why Tony Bennet lost the election.

He lost because we are sick of our tax dollars going to vouchers and charter schools, which send our money to for-profit, private education companies that are failing.

The Journal Gazette recently showed how badly charter schools are doing. Everyone of them failed. The public schools improved, the charters are at the bottom of the list. And the private companies are still taking our money.

Again if those same people who voted for Glenda Ritz had voted for the other candidates who were running against charter schools, from the statehouse to the governor, we would not have any questions as to what the voters were saying.

Maybe in the next election when that 1.3 million vote for the other guy instead of Pence they will get a clue. Please go to Change.org on Facebook and sign the petition to let Gov.-elect Mike Pence and Gov. Mitch Daniels know what we really meant when we voted for Glenda Ritz.

When you do your taxes and you get back $110 for singles or $222 for couples from the budget surplus, remember it came from huge cuts in education and child safety.

DEBBIE ODIER St. Joe

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