Election Day is cold and rainy. The sky goes from overcast to drizzling to full pouring rain in Greene County as the last voters leave the polls.
In a private room within the Office of Student Ethics, Rachel relived the moments when she was raped in a campus fraternity house. Across a study table from her, an investigator sat and monitored Rachel while she read the contents of a disciplinary file that included a personal statement about the encounter from her rapist. She could only get through one sentence of the man’s account before closing the file and pushing it back across the table, too angry to finish. Rachel, now an IU junior, was sexually assaulted her freshman year and decided to pursue a sexual misconduct hearing through the IU Office of Student Ethics.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said she sees the legislative and practice recommendations regarding school turnarounds as a move to make the Department of Education obsolete.