The leading candidates for Indiana superintendent of public instruction are set for a debate today. Democrat Glenda Ritz and Republican Jennifer McCormick will discuss top education issues at noon on the campus of IPFW in Fort Wayne.
The debate will take place in the Walb Student Union’s Classic Ballroom on IPFW’s campus. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Claire McInerny and WFYI’s Eric Weddle will moderate.
McCormick is the superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools. When she was officially nominated for the Republican ticket in June, Governor Mike Pence called her "uniquely qualified as a superintendent with years of experience in education in our state."
Ritz, the current superintendent, recently unveiled her plan for a student assessment system to replace ISTEP. Ritz has said she has been frustrated by the "lack of progress" by the ISTEP Replacement Panel, established by the Indiana General Assembly to study student assessment alternatives.