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Authors of Report On A Through F System Question State’s Rush To Install System

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Controversy around the state’s A through F grading system for schools began even before the Associated Press published a series of 2012 emails between former Superintendent Tony Bennett and his staff, where he asked why a charter school, run by GOP donor Chystal Dehan in Indianapolis, received a C instead of an A.

Two veteran consultants, John Grew and Bill Sheldrake, were asked by Speaker of the House Brian Bosma and Senate Majority Leader David Long, to review the changes. Host Steve Walsh talked to them live, after the report was released. Their report found the change made for Chystal House was applied uniformly to other schools. They were also told by Bennett staffers that there was a rush to approve the new grading system, prior to the election, where Bennett ultimately lost.







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