Pence, Ritz agree to discuss their differences
Friday, November 29, 2013 10:00 AM
Perhaps a breakthrough is on the horizon over the power-struggle between Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz.
Pence and Ritz announced Wednesday that they have agreed to work together to try to resolve their differences.
Pence and Ritz issued a joint statement saying they met and have agreed to have the National Association of State Boards of Education help mediate a talk among Indiana State Board of Education members regarding roles, responsibilities and the operations of the board.
Ritz, a Democrat, chairs the board, but Pence, a Republican, has appointment power over 10 of the 11 board seats.
Ritz called the meeting she had with Pence a first step toward working out the conflict, but says much more needs to be done.
Pence says he is pleased Ritz is willing to work with his administration.
Getting the two in the same room was an important first step. Now let's see if they can work together for the good of Hoosier children.