A hotly-debated bill to give the Indiana State Board of Education the authority to select its own chair has been approved by the House. House Bill 1609 now moves to the Senate. It has received criticism from Democrats, who say it is a way to retaliate against current chair and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. Republicans, who own a super-majority in the House and Senate, say it is a way to create a more functional board.

You can view the full bill by clicking here.

A different measure that also includes provisions to remove board chair power from the Superintendent of Public Instruction has cleared the House Committee on Education.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

Story Continues Below