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Fri December 6, 2013
State Superintendent Cindy Hill discusses her dispute with the legislature
It’s been a long year for State Superintendent Cindy Hill. After legislators determined that she was undermining some of their education reform efforts, they voted to take away her ability to run the state department of education and assigned her to less essential tasks.
Later a report suggested mistreatment of employees, possible misuse of the state aircraft, and misuse of Department of Education money. That last piece is being investigated by a legislative committee who is trying to determine if impeachment charges should be brought against Hill.
For those who think Hill was incompetent…recent test scores show that students actually improved during her time running the Department of Education. Hill says her problems started when she objected to some federal initiatives.