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Bill to remove Ritz as chairman of the State Board of Education passes House

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A bill to remove chairman of the State Board of Education Glenda Ritz passed the House on Tuesday afternoon.

The bill passed 56-41.

Ritz is at odds with the Republican super majorities in the General Assembly and there is little she can do to fight back.

Governor Mike Pence made the bill that permits the state board to elect its chairman a priority in December and Republicans aren’t backing down, even though most of the testimony came from Ritz supporters.

The bill has already passed both Houses in one form or another.Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Glenda Ritz had been removed from the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.