More shame for Tony Bennett.

Three of the people he brought with his from Indian are now
out of a job, Deputy
chancellor for strategic initiatives Anna Shults, who had
been the department’s Common Core standard bearer, Katie Stephens, director of Common Core communications and Dale Chu his chief of staff have all
left.
Bad news for them is probably good news for Florida.
Then State Impact Indiana is reporting he used his staff on work
time to do opposition research against his political opponents.
“Hey,” former state superintendent Tony Bennett wrote to his
staff in one of the
emails the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette published Thursday
.
“Below
is a link to Glenda [Ritz’s] forum in Bloomington,” Bennett, a
Republican, wrote
. “I would ask that people watch this and scrub it for every inaccuracy and
utterance of stupidly [sic] that comes put [sic] of her mouth.”
While the Journal Gazette‘s
report
 did not
speak to the controversy
surrounding the ex-schools chief’s changing of Indiana’s A-F grading system
,
reporter Niki Kellypoints out,
“State rules prohibit employees from conducting campaign work on state
equipment or state time.”
Not quite at the level of changing a grade to benefit a
donor but more proof Bennett felt he could do whatever he wanted whenever he
wanted.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/indiana/2013/08/08/journal-gazette-publishes-bennett-emails-showing-his-dislike-of-ritz/

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