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What to know before you vote for Indiana’s next state superintendent

READ: Find more on this year’s races for superintendent, governor and IPS school board.

Tomorrow, Indiana voters will head to the polls and choose the state’s next schools chief.

The will have two options: Democrat Glenda Ritz, the current state superintendent, has built her re-election campaign on grassroots support and a promise to protect schools from Republican policies she says have harmed schools..

READ: Find more on this year’s races for superintendent, governor and IPS school board.
READ: Find more on this year’s races for superintendent, governor and IPS school board.

Her opponent is Republican Jennifer McCormick, a superintendent from Yorktown who has struggled to distinguish herself from Ritz and former Republican superintendent Tony Bennett.

The result of this election could have a significant impact on Indiana schools, particularly as Indiana works to replace the ISTEP test and overhaul its A-F school grading system in the wake of a new federal education law.

Read on for more information on where the candidates stand on major education issues. You can find all of our election coverage here.

Also, tune in to our live blog on Election Day for highlights from the field and updates on the race as the results trickle in.

THE BASICS

On McCormick:

On Ritz:

On campaign funding:

THE ISSUES

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