Indiana schools chief 'dismayed' over full plate of tasks

Cleanup of Bennett continues

ANDERSON - Glenda Ritz says she's "dismayed" by the three jobs she faces succeeding Tony Bennett as Indiana's superintendent of public instruction.

Ritz says those jobs are dealing with an investigation into Bennett's manipulation of school grades, overhauling some changes he made, and implementing her own program. The Herald Bulletin reports Ritz spoke to about 200 supporters on Saturday at a union open house in Anderson.

The Associated Press has published emails showing Bennett and his staff changed the school grading formula to raise the score of campaign donor's charter school from a C to an A. School grades are used to determine how much money schools get and whether "failing" schools are taken over by private operators. Bennett denies any wrongdoing, but he resigned as Florida's education commissioner.

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