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Treatment of Ritz usurps public’s will

I am vehemently opposed to the continued and consistent disregard and overt contempt displayed by the State Board of Education toward our duly elected superintendent of public instruction, Glenda Ritz. Additionally, I could not be more opposed to what appears to be the Pence administration’s effort to purposefully marginalize the superintendent.

Voters obviously disagreed with Superintendent Tony Bennett and his “my way or the highway” philosophy. Now Gov. Mike Pence has appointed a committee as well as a chairman to marginalize Ritz, dishonor the voice of the voter and continue exactly that which was so soundly defeated in the election.

Republicans are supposed to be about limited government, local autonomy and letting experts do their work (at least that’s why I’m a Republican), but that is far from the truth for public schools. Republican legislators can’t have it both ways; before long the voter catches on and holds them accountable at the ballot box. Should they desire to retain power they need to return to advocating from a Republican ideal.

We should not use tax dollars to duplicate governmental agencies (a paramount Republican ideal), and under no circumstances should an elected official be usurped by an illegitimate or appointed one.

JULIAN SMITH Hope

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