This is a two-part series looking at the candidates for Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The state superintendent runs the Department of Education and chairs the State Board of Education.
When Democrat incumbent Glenda Ritz first ran for state superintendent in 2012, she was the underdog.
She faced Republican incumbent and school reform advocate Tony Bennett. He praised charter schools, supported the creation of the voucher program and new ways to hold teachers and schools accountable for low test scores.