INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianaâ€™s outgoing state schools chief has been named Floridaâ€™s commissioner of education.
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.
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.
Bennett's office confirmed the news of his new job on Wednesday morning.
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