INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top teachers union says Indiana should immediately
suspend its A-F school grading system because of emails showing former
schools chief Tony Bennett and his staff changed the grading formula to
benefit a top GOP donor's school.
AFT Indiana issued its call at a Statehouse news conference Thursday, just
hours after Bennett resigned as Florida's education commissioner.
Indiana uses A-F grades to determine which schools get taken over by the
state and whether students seeking state-funded vouchers to attend private
school need to first spend a year in public school. They also help
determine how much state funding schools receive.
The grades' validity has been questioned since The Associated Press
disclosed emails showing Bennett and his staff worked to raise Christel
House Academy from a C to an A.