INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianaâ€™s outgoing state schools chief is eyeing a similar position in Florida.
Tony Bennett was ousted by voters in the November election after overseeing sweeping changes to the stateâ€™s education system, including one of the largest school voucher systems in the country.
"After careful consideration, I have decided to submit an application for Florida's commissioner of education position,â€ť Bennett said in a statement Monday. â€śThe Sunshine State's consistent commitment to providing all students a top-notch education is impressive and inspiring. I look forward to participating in the next stages of this process."
Bennett, a Republican, was beaten by Democrat Glenda Ritz, a teacher who vowed to roll back many reforms put in place during Bennettâ€™s tenure. Itâ€™s unclear, however, how much impact Ritz can have on state education policy with the Republicans maintaining a supermajority in the House of Representatives and holding the Senate as well.
Copyright 2013 WISH TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!