Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz thinks that there is a board effort underway by Republicans to strip her of her power, amid growing tension between her and the State Board of Education she nominally chairs. She thinks that legislators will try to diminish her power by removing her as the chair of the board and over see more of the budget and educational data.
Ritz campaigned last year against new laws including limits on collective bargaining for teachers, school vouchers and a school grading system.
But board members who support the changes made by former Governor Mitch Daniels and former School Superintendent Tony Bennett, caught Ritz off guard last month when they established a strategy planning committee to guide the board.
Lawmakers return to the Capitol in January for the 2014 session.