Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner
Another day, another corrupt politician. Ohio’s Inspector General released a report today stating that Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner was found to be in a conflict of interest when he testified to a legislative committee in favor of increased educator testing.
Heffner had secured a position at Educational Testing Service (ETS) prior to the testimony. ETS is a Texas-based company that provides testing services to schools. The report found the bill Heffner testified for “ultimately did benefit” ETS.
In other words, Heffner, as the head of the Department of Education, testified in front of the Ohio legislature to secure a deal that benefited a company he was working for.
As if that wasn’t enough, the investigation also found that Heffner was using company resources to negotiate his employment with ETS.