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State School Superintendent Encouraged by President Obama’s Remarks

by IPR News

January 27, 2011

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION DR. TONY BENNETT SAYS HE WAS ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA‘S COMMENTS REGARDING EDUCATION REFORM IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

BENNETT SAYS THE BIPARTISAN SPIRIT REGARDING EDUCATION REFORM ILLUSTRATES THE NEED FOR THE COUNTRY TO REGAIN GROUND ON THE EDUCATION FRONT IN ORDER TO COMPETE IN THE WORLD. BENNETT SAYS THE PRESIDENT‘S COMMENTS FIT WITH HIS GOALS FOR INDIANA TO KEEP TEACHING AND EDUCATION A VERY NOBLE PROFESSION BY BUILDING UP GOOD EFFECTIVE TEACHERS AND GETTING RID OF THE ONES WHO DON‘T BELONG IN THE CLASSROOM.

BENNETT SAYS INDIANA ALSO MADE A STATEMENT OF ITS COMMITMENT TO HIGH TECH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION WITH THE STATE‘S TEACHER OF THE YEAR ATTENDING THE PRESIDENT‘S ADDRESS. PENN HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHER STACY McCORMACK OF MISHAWAKA WAS A GUEST OF 2ND DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN JOE DONNELLY.

BENNETT SAYS HE CAN‘T PICK JUST ONE EDUCATION REFORM BILL BEING HEARD AT THE STATEHOUSE TO BE THE FOCAL POINT OF REFORM IN THE STATE. HE SAYS EFFECTIVE REFORM IS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THAT REQUIRES ALL OF THE MEASURES PUT BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE.

(From Network Indiana)