Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Eiler and Others File Complaint Against Board of Education

Now that Judge Louis Rosenberg dismissed Superintendent Glenda Ritz's suit against the members of the state Board of Education, agreeing with Attorney General Greg Zoeller that Ritz does not have the authority to bring a suit an arm of state government, four private citizens have stepped into the breech and filed a complaint with the Public Access Counselor against the State Board of Education. They charge, as did Ritz, that the Board violated the state's open door law in privately drafting a letter to the House and Senate leaders requesting that school grades be calculated outside the Department of Education. One of the four is Ed Eiler, former superintendent of Lafayette Community Schools and a staunch opponent of the Tony Bennett school reforms. You can read more about this action from StateImpact here.