In a smart editorial, Karen Francisco of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette remembers an earlier election when voters chose between an educator and a political figure.

 

The voters in the early 1990s chose the educator, just as they did in 2012, when they overwhelmingly elected Glenda Ritz.

 

Now the politicians are gathering like a wolf pack to take away the office and its powers, perhaps because she is an educator.

 

Who should lead our schools as state superintendent? The people of Indiana have spoken, but the powers-that-be in Indianapolis are not listening.