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September 16, 2013 12:00PM
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Updated: October 18, 2013 6:02AM
Students, state pay price for misconduct
Tony Bennett added a new chapter to the possible abuse and criminal activity while in the office of Indiana school superintendent. Not only did he alter certain score ratings on school performance, but it now comes to light that he may have had his staff engage in so called ‘’Ghost employment!’’ for political gain!
Bennett denies this new accusation, but unlike recordings, memos, documents, and verbal communications, emails cannot be disposed of in the usual way. In fact, they have a life of their own if anyone wants to, they can recover them for use in reporting misconduct!
However, as disturbing as the possible misuse of public office and criminal activity might be, the real loser in possible misdeeds are the students who will be under a cloud of suspicion re: their academic status from the fallout of this scandal!
The next in line as losers in this scandal are the citizens of Indiana who pay the freight for correction of this misdeed, as well as the investigation by law enforcement!
Bennett has had many Indiana state officials come to his aid, defending his actions, when they should be looking into these allegations in line with their so-called “Fair, open, and transparent government stance’’ in their P. R. releases, which seems to be ignored over and over again!
Time for Indiana government to correct this united political stonewall with an honest assessment of the honesty of this ex-school superintendent’s misdeeds!
Gerald E. Jawor