The questions and doubts aren’t just coming from the press or teachers unions. Superintendents and school board members from across Indiana are wary, too. As one superintendent told the Shelbyville News, “A part of me feels disappointed. We worked extremely hard last year as a staff, really shifting our focus toward becoming a data-driven decision-making organization,” he said, listing several extensive initiatives, including expanded remediation “aimed at driving all three [district schools] and the corporation to exemplary A status. Unfortunately, the credibility of the state’s model is now unknown.”
Problems within the state system are to blame for such anxiety.
— Tribune-Star, Terre Haute