Indiana’s former state superintendent of public instruction, Tony Bennett, lost his elected position in November 2012.
As an outgoing leader, Bennett was no longer under political pressure when he recently granted Indiana Star reporter Scott Elliot a 1-hour interview covering all sorts of education issues.
See for yourself how Bennett handles Elliot’s hard ball questions about education.
Along the way, you will learn some interesting things about charter schools in Indiana and a host of other issues such as the excessive interference of education unions with what works best for kids.
By the way, Indiana’s loss was quickly Florida’s gain. The Florida State Board of Education voted quickly – and unanimously – to hire Bennett as their chief state school officer.