Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck will now face each other in a runoff election on November 6, 2018. EdSource has been covering the race closely. Here’s a roundup:

Video exclusive of the top candidates

EdSource’s Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald hosted a forum where the two leading candidates, Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck, made a rare joint appearance — their last before the election —  for a substantive conversation on the issues and where they stand.
Watch the video here.

Get to know the top two candidates

EdSource staff interviewed Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond individually, probing their reasons for seeking the office, their qualifications and past experiences, and their positions on key issues. Read our conversation (including audio) with Marshall Tuck here and Tony Thurmond here.

Where they stand on the issues

Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond, the two leading candidates for the office, are of one mind on many fundamental educational challenges in California. They disagree on exactly how to meet those challenges. Find out how.

Big money in the race

Millions of dollars have poured into the coffers of the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, from reform advocates, private individuals (including more than a few billionaires), and labor unions. Get an update here.

What does the state superintendent do, exactly?

It’s not a settled question: periodically over the past century, state boards of education, governors and state superintendents have clashed over who should be setting education policy in California. Read more of this primer on the office.



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