With a little over seven months to go before the June 5, 2018 California primary election, the race for governor and superintendent of public instruction is picking up steam.

In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald discuss the California Teachers Association’s endorsement of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for governor and Assemblyman Tony Thurmond of Richmond for state superintendent. (read story)

After moderating appearances of the four leading Democratic candidates organized by Advancement Project California, Louis also shares his impression of their positions on issues such as universal preschool, for-profit charter schools, and the Local Control Funding Formula.  (read story)

Also, hear from the candidates themselves at a debate organized by the San Francisco Chronicle in which the candidates give their views on teacher tenure and seniority laws in California. (read story)

Produced by Sarah Tan